Illustrated Periodicals
ISSN 1436-3585

Cover of «Gartenlaube»

About the Illustrated Periodicals

With the illustrated periodicals, a new type of magazines managed to obtain the German market at the beginning of the 19th century which had already found an enthusiastic readership in England back in the 1830s. In most German households, life was soon hard to imagine without these issues which were mainly published on a weekly basis. Technically improving and current pictures supported the reportings and thus marked the beginning of a new era of journalism.

Complete original copies still existing today are rare. The paper's bad quality, an enormous circulation, and the issues' short life prevented the periodicals from becoming much sought-after collectibles. The edition presented here devotes its work to the thorough reconstruction and new publication of the most famous German illustrated periodicals.