Unknown Neue Photographische Gesellschaft 'Krahntor, Danzig'

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This photograph was printed at Neue Photographische Gesellschaft – the world’s first, and for some time, largest photographic postcard factory. They developed the NPG pigment process and ‘kilometre photography’ (long rolls of photo paper as opposed to individual sheets), and simplified the mass production of photographs. 

‘Krahntor, Danzig’ captures an iconic landmark in the City of Gdańsk (Danzig in German). Known as ‘The Crane’, this building is a mediaeval port crane that has sat on the Motława river since the 1300s. Dated 1906, this photograph represents the value of historical landmarks throughout time. It represents a fascinating window into European history, as well as the history of photography. 

From the collection of noted curator and scholar, Ursula Hoff, this work is an intriguing find with excellence provenance. 


 

Unknown NEUE PHOTOGRAPHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT (1862 - 1921)
'Krahntor, Danzig' 1906
vintage offset photograph on paper
Image Size: 19 x 24 cm
Dimensions: 19 x 24 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
 
Condition is Very Good: Slight signs of age to the photograph, but no tears. Work is in excellent condition for its age.
 
(C) The Artist or Assignee