Granger Collection Adds Germans Oldest Picture Archive

The Granger Collection has added 35.000 images from Ullstein Bild.


More than 35,000 images highlighting European politics, the arts, entertainment, and lifestyle from ullstein bild, Germany’s oldest picture archive, are now available at The Granger Collection’s website,  Based in Berlin, ullstein bild holds one of the most significant collections of historical imagery in Europe, covering the ancient past to current events.

The origins of ullstein bild date back to 1900, when the archive was established to preserve the images used in Leopold Ullstein’s newspaper publishing company, Ullstein Verlag.  Through the 1920s, the archive compiled a vast collection of photographs from countless Weimar Republic photographers as photojournalism was emerging.  During World War II, the archive temporarily evacuated Berlin to escape the air raids and was one of the fortunate few German image resources that survived the war intact and relatively unharmed.

To the present day, ullstein bild has accumulated a comprehensive and unparalleled image collection of the Third Reich and World War II, in addition to many other aspects of European history and Middle Eastern political and social issues.

Lila Dlaboha, Managing Director of The Granger Collection notes, “We have been partners with ullstein since 2004, and we are still uncovering its highly diverse historical content and rich contemporary offerings.”  Ms. Dlaboha points out, “Ullstein’s strength lies not only in its vast file onthe Third Reich—they are also an excellent source for pan-European pop culture and lifestyle, personalities, and environmental issues that beg for both editorial and creative use.”

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