Collection area: Information & Communication

Merged from various holdings, the collection area of information and communication today covers the collection groups of radio and television, audio and video, musical Instruments, typesetting and printing, photography and film, telecommunication, post, the office and data processing. Allotted to these groups are many object types that have been produced during the rapid growth of the consumer-goods industry since the 19th century. As a consequence, in putting together the collection we have to deal with an almost incalculable wealth of historical objects.

Filter: Photograph and Film / All Epochs / (7 Exhibits found)
Photograph and Film
  • FA-112050


    Digital images, which are composed of thousands of pixels, can be edited in any way. On this basis, the new art form of computer graphics is born in the 1980s.

  • FA-112066


    The electrotachyscope by Ottomar Anschütz, the kinetoscope by Thomas A. Edison and the cinematograph by the Lumière brothers present motion pictures.

  • Panzerkreuzer Potemkin_Objekt

    Panzerkreuzer Potemkin

    December 21, 1925 saw the world premiere of the Soviet silent film Battleship Potemkin. Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein, this propaganda film celebrated the Revolution of 1905. The opening scene, a mutiny on the battle ship Potemkin, set the tone for the entire movie.

  • FA-110455

    Polaroid Speedliner Model 95°

    The instant camera by Polaroid quickly and automatically develops the pictures taken with it, soon also in colour.

  • Soldier's camera

    Soldier´s camera

    The First World War coincided with a period during which amateur photography was becoming increasingly popular. For hundreds of thousands of soldiers the war represented an adventure they had never previously experienced, one they were keen to capture for their own private photo albums.

  • FA-110306

    Stereoscopic viewer

    The stereoscope enables three-dimensional image perception. After being presented at the World Expo in 1851, stereographic images are circulated around the world.

  • FA-112714

    Western Electric

    The main challenge for early sound film was to synchronise the film and the soundtrack. The American film The Jazz Singer from 1927 marks the beginning of the sound film era.

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