The classification by subject, i.e. the categorisation of pictures and posters into subject groups, is divided into two sections:
The variety of the Federal Archives’ numerous picture and poster groups differing in provenance and pertinence prevents us from categorizing all groups in one consolidated classification system by subject. You, therefore, for the time being, are invited to use different classification systems.
This means that you might have to use several inventories, if the topic investigated, e.g. aeronautics, may be found in both classification systems and/or in more than one historical period.
Please, take into account that the classification systems mirror the available classification groups of the pictures analogously existing in the Federal Archives. If no pictures are found by consulting a special group, you may be sure that no pictures from the corresponding classification group have yet been digitized, but relevant pictures do exist in the Federal archives. In this case, please, consult us.
About the keyword list, at present, you can find only photos of the Bundespresseamt (Federal Press- and Information Office). By click on a key word those photos are displayed, who are marked with this keyword(s).
Schema for the classification of the documents. Assignments to certain classification groups is based on common criteria. Classification is mostly used as a synonym for "arrangement" or "systematics" of picture inventories. By choice of a classification group only images which are provided with this classification entry are found. You can select a group through the list assistant (button [+]). The Bundesarchiv picture database has five classifications: Object classification, ADN-Classification, > Geography Germany, > Geography World > Persons.
If you are searching for a particular person, you may enter a name directly into this field (family name, first name) or choose one from the list assistant ([+]). Hint: The Bundesarchiv has pictures to all of the 60.000 persons on the list, but only a small amount of pictures has been digitized so far. Please contact the Bundesarchiv (> Contact) if you can not find any pictures to the specified person.
List of cities and locations in Germany. Larger cities may even have subcategories (streets, buildings etc.). By selecting an entry with the list assistant ([+]), only documents with this particular entry will we retrieved from the database. Hint: The nationality is considered to be the nationality at the time the image was taken.
Geography World: List of foreign cities and locations. Larger cities may even have subcategories (streets, buildings etc.). By selecting an entry with the list assistant ([+]), only documents with this particular entry will be retrieved from the database. Hint: The nationality is considered to be the nationality at the time the image was taken.
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