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Captivating Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in Berlin in the 1920s

Ian Smith
'Blutmai'  in Berlin, 1929. Arrest after a street fight.
'Blutmai' in Berlin, 1929. Arrest after a street fight.

Berlin in the “Golden Twenties’ was a vibrant and dynamic place to be in. Berlin became the third largest municipality in the world, after the Greater Berlin Act.

The city enjoyed its heyday as a major world city and was known for its leadership roles in science, the humanities, music, film, higher education, government, diplomacy, industries and military affairs.

This stunning collection of photos shows Berlin, untouched by the cruelties of war that is about to rise, shows people enjoying everyday trivialities in the city, shows one of the most beautiful cities in the world in a simple and yet vibrant dynamic.

Take a look at the photos below and enjoy visiting Berlin in the Golden Twenties.

 

Archive election campaign of the Communist Party in food at the presidential election in March 1925.

Archive election campaign of the Communist Party in food at the presidential election in March 1925.

 

Berlin, 1925

Berlin, 1925

 

Berlin, 1925

Berlin, 1925

 

Berlin, 1925

Berlin, 1925

 

'Blutmai'  in Berlin, 1929. Arrest after a street fight.

‘Blutmai’ in Berlin, 1929. Arrest after a street fight.

 

Cabaret dancers, 1927.

Cabaret dancers, 1927.

 

Cocaine dealer 'Koks Emil' on the streets in Berlin, 1929.

Cocaine dealer ‘Koks Emil’ on the streets in Berlin, 1929.

 

Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, ca. 1927.

Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, ca. 1927.

 

From 1924 to 1929, between the end of hyperinflation and the stock market crash.

From 1924 to 1929, between the end of hyperinflation and the stock market crash.

 

Hiding cocaine, Berlin, 1925.

Hiding cocaine, Berlin, 1925.

In 1923, the Berlin Tempelhof airport was opened. Its 1st buildilg was A small hut for the first construction workers.

In 1923, the Berlin Tempelhof airport was opened. Its 1st building was A small hut for the first construction workers.

 

Karl-Liebknecht-Haus, the KPD's headquarters from 1926 to 1933.

Karl-Liebknecht-Haus, the KPD’s headquarters from 1926 to 1933.

 

Max Krehan's Ceramics Workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus, 1924.

Max Krehan’s Ceramics Workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus, 1924.

 

Newspaper sellers on seat sticks, Berlin, 1927

Newspaper sellers on seat sticks, Berlin, 1927

 

Recalcitrance, Berlin, 1926.

Recalcitrance, Berlin, 1926.

 

Rush hour, Berlin,  1927.

Rush hour, Berlin, 1927.

 

School children, Berlin, 1925.

School children, Berlin, 1925.

 

Sign on a barbershop announcing special prices for the unemployed, 1927.

Sign on a barbershop announcing special prices for the unemployed, 1927.

 

Street scene, Berlin, 1928.

Street scene, Berlin, 1928.

 

Summer refreshment for city dwellers, 1925.

Summer refreshment for city dwellers, 1925.

 

Terrace Romanische Café in Berlin, 1925.

Terrace Romanische Café in Berlin, 1925.

 

Tripple Fun at the Wannsee, Berlin, 1925.

Triple Fun at the Wannsee, Berlin, 1925.

 

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