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March 7, 2022

40 Incredibly Colorized Photos of Berlin in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

The Industrial Revolution transformed Berlin during the 19th century; the city's economy and population expanded dramatically, and it became the main railway hub and economic center of Germany. Additional suburbs soon developed and increased the area and population of Berlin.

In 1861, neighboring suburbs including Wedding, Moabit and several others were incorporated into Berlin. In 1871, Berlin became capital of the newly founded German Empire. In 1881, it became a city district separate from Brandenburg.

In the early 20th century, Berlin had become a fertile ground for the German Expressionist movement. In fields such as architecture, painting and cinema new forms of artistic styles were invented.

Here below is a set of colored magic lantern slides from Rescued by Rover that shows street scenes of Berlin in the late 19th and very early 20th centuries.

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