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Stuttgart photographs

 Unprocessed — Box: 001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0117

Content Description

This collection contains two hardshell portfolios containing sets of 32 before and after photographs of the impacts of the bombing raids on Stuttgart, Germany during the Second World War. The portfolios are embossed with a seal of the City of Stuttgart; the photographer and the creator of the portfolios are unidentified. The photographs taken prior to the bombing raids are undated but were likely captured prior to 1940. The comparison photographs, depicting the damage to the infrastructure and architecture of Stuttgart were captured in 1946. Each picture has a label in german identifying the location and notable buildings with the only difference being those depicting the bombing effects have a date. The photographs capture street views of various neighborhoods and landmarks such as museums, cathedrals, Nacht-wächterbrunnen auf Breuninger (the Nightwatchman fountain), and the Stuttgart capital square. Some photographs capture citizens in the streets but the emphasis is on the architectural impacts.

Acquisition Type



Transferred by Ann Burns, Metadata Librarian at Ivy Stacks in May 2021. These photographs were found in the Special Collections section of the Fine Arts Library without identifying information by Jessica Parker, the Image Collection Manager in 2004. Attempts to find information about the albums and how they came to the library were unsuccessful.

Restrictions Apply



  • Majority of material found within c.1939-1946


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized half-width file box)


2 photo portfolios