Portraits and topographical views, photographic archives Heinrich Hoffmann, Felicitas Timpe, Bernhard Johannes and Georg Fruhstorfer..
Photographic Archives Heinrich Hoffmann
At the beginning of 1993 the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek acquired the contemporary-historical image archive of Heinrich Hoffmann (photographer of Adolf Hitler). Financial support was granted by the German Research Foundation, out of funds of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donator Society for German Academic Research). This archive is of great importance as a contemporary historical source, and is continuously complemented by further acquisitions. The cataloguing of the archive was completed at the end of the year 2000. The more than 66,000 photographs are all currently available exclusively on an internal database of the department. The catalogue entries are searchable by personal names, locations, authorities and events. Within the framework of the digitisation project all photographs are now scanned, combined with the catalogue entries and made available on the Internet. Simultaneously, the photographs are available in an optimum quality on a separate computer. Ordered photographs can thus be dispatched in a digitised state by e-mail, on a diskette or on CD-ROM. Moreover, the data can be printed out in photograph quality and be made available to the users in this form.
Photographic Archive Timpe
The photographic archive Timpe documents the academic, cultural and public life in Munich during the years 1952 to 2003, mainly in the areas of music, literature, fine art, theatre and television.
The portrait Collection of the Munich City Museum
The Munich City Museum preserves around 30,000 portraits from the 16th century to the present days, including drawings, prints, paintings and photographs, portrait busts and sculptures. A selection of these portraits is presented on the internet.
Photographic Archive Bernhard Johannes (1848 - 1899)
Bernhard Johannes (1848 - 1899) and his successors photographed buildings, locations and landscapes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Werdenfelser Land (in Southern Bavaria) and Tirol (in Austria).
Photographic Archive Georg Fruhstorfer (1915-2003)
Georg Fruhstorfer (1915-2003) primarily photographed events in Munich between 1946 and 1980.