Carl Theodor Reiffenstein, Hinterhäuser Klostergasse 23, Durchbruch der Battonnstraße, 18. März 1884 © Historisches Museum Frankfurt

Enlarge image: Zarte aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung auf vergilbten Papier, die eine Häuserfront mit Fachwerkelementen zeigt

Everything is Disappearing! Carl Theodor Reiffenstein (1820–1893): Visual Chronicler of Old Frankfurt

12 Novembre 2022 - 12 March 2023
Historisches Museum Frankfurt

'One must hurry to see Frankfurt ... ten years more of the ongoing transformations and the old imperial city will not have preserved anything of its past but photographs' (Victor Tissot, 1874). The artist Carl Theodor Reiffenstein defied this prognosis. With more than 2,000 drawings and watercolours as well as nearly 3,000 manuscript pages of descriptions, he worked to document everything threatened with oblivion.

Starting in November, the unique collection of this visual chronicler of the nineteenth century – a turbulent period of modernization – will be the focus of an exhibition at the Historisches Museum Frankfurt.

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Historisches Museum Frankfurt
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TUES–SUN 11 am – 6 pm

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