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German World War 1 Photograph Albums

Identifier: PAAC-066

Content Description

Two albums of official photographs created by the German government during World War I, ca. 1914-1918. The photographs document destruction, troop activities, etc, from the point of view of the Second Reich/Imperial Germany.

Also contains an unrelated scrapbook or other WWI publication ("Der Welt Krieg") collected by donor.


  • 1914-1918


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to researchers on an appointment basis only, pending approval of request to view original material.

Conditions Governing Use

User responsible for all copyright compliance. Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Form to request permission available at:

Biographical / Historical

Many prints are stamped with Otto Haeckel's name and a stamp from the Stellvertretenden Generalstab (German army). Otto Haeckel (1872–1945) was a very famous German press photographer. He and his brother Georg, together known as the Gebrüder Haeckel, moved to Berlin in 1905. They freelanced for BZ am Mittag and the Berlin Illustrirte Zeitung, ran a press illustration company, worked for the emperor and nobility, and acted as war photographers during WWI. In theory, they shot 200,000 photographs during their career, but many were lost or destroyed during WWII. Other prints in the album are credited to Gebrüder Haeckel, Georg Haeckel and other photographers, including Alfred Kühlewindt, who was another official war photographer out of Königsberg.


3 Volumes

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Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA