Italy 1925

Italy, Kurt Hielscher's third photoalbum, published in 1925, dedicated to King Viktor Emanuel III, with a foreword by Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929) a famous German art historian and museum curator. Nowadays a museum in Berlin is named after Wilhelm von Bode. There are 304 photos in it.

In the same year, Kurt Hielscher also published a photo book of the city of Rome alone, which contains 110 photographs.

Wilhelm von Bode recommends " it is worthwhile to delve into each individual photo" and that is exactly what I intend to do.

I have a first edition, a very nice copy with a cover.

"Almost every city, every place has interesting stories to tell from times long past: from powerful popes, from victorious emperors and defiant princely families, from wise men and artists".-Kurt Hielscher, 1925

Unfortunately, I have not yet been to Italy to deliberately photograph Kurt Hielscher's photos, but Kurt Hielscher included many today's well-known highlights in his book so I have some accidental matches. In recent years I visited Venice and Rome twice and I found some lucky shots. I will share them on this website too later.

.".....therefore no country in Europe possesses such architectural wealth as Italy", Kurt Hielscher, 1925 

There are also some later editions of the Italy photobook with other photos and different prefaces. I will try to achieve those too and share the additional information here too.

In the footsteps of  Kurt Hielscher