Germany in 1912: Images 301 to 305

Monday, September 29, 2014

Work in the port. - Ships that can not dock are attach to wooden pillars.

The launch of the Imperator was in event of national importance, a true celebration. Emperor Wilherm was present; it was he who baptized the huge ship.

After the launch, the Imperator receives its superstructures. Its total height, which includes nine bridges, measures more than 20 meters.

Hagenbeck's menagerie. - The landing of camels for Mr. Hagenbeck, the famous merchant of wild beasts who counts among his customers the Emperor of Austria, the Sultan of Turkey, etc.

Hagenbeck's menagerie. - The polar landscape, all artificial ice, where Mr. Hagenbeck's polar bears, reindeer, penguins and seals move freely.

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