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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    number some 1 800 and document the great artistic significance of the Höchst porcelain manufactory in the eighteenth century They are on display in the Höchster Porzellan Museum a branch of the historisches museum located in the Kronberger Haus in Höchst Glass Willkommhumpen welcome glass 1670 The glass collection is made up of drinking and serving vessels dating from the Late Middle Ages to the twentieth century The most important categories here are Venetian Bohemian and Silesian glasses of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries as well as those of the Biedermeier and Historicist periods Historicist glasses are on display in the permanent exhibition Almost all of the older glass objects are in the historisches museum s storerooms Among them is the Large Welcome Glass of 1670 on which the family of Christoff and Eva Baumann is depicted In addition to their five sons three deceased children are shown in burial shrouds Metal Frankfurt s gold and silversmith objects range in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries They include among other things secular tableware along with garnitures and cutlery liturgical utensils guild objects goblets candlesticks book covers and writing utensils as well as the large inventory of Frankfurt city

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    succeeded in acquiring the instrument collection of Hartmann Braun a manufacturer of measurement and control equipment with objects dating back to the nineteenth century By taking into account the modern metropolis and industrial city of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries the museum returned to its roots as an institution concerned with the history of Frankfurt in all its facets Magic lantern image second half of 19th century Further areas of interest are the household commerce transport science and the development of the media since the end of the nineteenth century The spectrum ranges from photography how to manuals of all kinds children s books school and exercise books newspapers illustrated magazines flyers and leaflets biographical documents advertisements catalogues and culinary recipes to radio television gramophones records cassettes mainframe computers PCs and CDs Here the museum differs from archives and libraries in that its collections are not complete but rather exemplary in nature The selections are made according to what is typical of a certain era and development oriented criteria Exhibition projects on the women s movement the workers movement and the city during National Socialism have provided important stimuli for the expansion of these collections The goal of ensuring

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    its collection of militaria Numbering somewhat over 400 the weapons in the possession of the historisches museum date from the twelfth to twentieth centuries A few isolated examples came from the municipal armoury where the town s cannons and mortars were kept They were operated by cannoneers referred to in Frankfurt as Konstabler Their most important task was the firing of salutes during the imperial coronations and other major events The large majority of the holdings date from two temporal periods The older weapons have come down to us from the thirteenth to eighteenth centuries Among them are swords spurs and stirrups of the Middle Ages The succeeding period is represented by a large assortment of armour piercing weapons such as sabres swords halberds and partisans along with a small number of crossbows maces executioner s swords pistols and rifles The cavalry collection moreover encompasses bridles spurs stirrups and horseshoes Feet of a suit of armour Milan 16th century The various types of protective clothing in the museum s possession include iron helmets coats of mail and parts of five suits of armour The weapons of the Free City of Frankfurt 1815 1866 which served almost exclusively representative purposes are

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    highlights This is a category of cabinet whose origins can be traced back directly to furniture production in Frankfurt In the eighteenth century with the so called Frankfurt Wellenschrank wave cabinet and the Ecknasenschrank corner nose cabinet that evolved from it the Frankfurt cabinetmakers guild developed a furniture style which lent itself well to variation from one model to the next Yet the great significance of the Frankfurt cabinets does not lie solely in the master cabinetmakers high standards of inventiveness workmanship and technique these pieces also bear witness to the dynamic of an artisans guild faced with meeting the demands made by the well to do citizenry of this trade fair and coronation town for luxury Model dresser ca 1820 With regard to more recent furniture history the collection of Frankfurter Küchen Frankfurt kitchens represent yet another specialty of the metropolis on the Main Margarete Schütte Lihotzky developed this forerunner to the present day fitted kitchen which paved women s way to more rationalized housework in an age when they accounted for an increasing proportion of the workforce With the support of architect and urban planner Ernst May her invention was developed in several versions and manufactured serially The normed kitchen ultimately became an integral element of the flats designed by Ernst May for Frankfurt The furniture inventory moreover encompasses special individual objects such as a cabinet from the Kunstkammer room holding a private art collection of the von Barckhaus family a so called Stollenschrank high legged cabinet with three dimensional figures and trophy decoration from the estate of the von Günderrode family Renaissance and Baroque Kabinettschränkschen small cabinets and an interesting group of furniture models every one of them a splendid example from the early days of the cabinetmaking craft Yet the objects found their way into the

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    highlights middle class ladies and men s wear of the period from the second half of the eighteenth to the early nineteenth century and ladies clothing dating from 1850 until the 1930s but also many examples of post 1945 everyday and leisure time dress Due to numerous losses incurred during the war the traditional costumes from the rural areas around Frankfurt today provide only a fragmentary picture of what was once a significant collection of historical clothing The collection of underwear on the other hand is superb comprising some 1 000 objects of the period from 1860 to the present Other accessories such as head coverings gloves stockings shoes handbags cases walking sticks umbrellas and fans are likewise well represented The department also has handiwork and handicrafts equipment as well as home textiles such as tablecloths bed linen embroidered pictures and wall hangings in its inventory Pattern collections and sample books of various manufacturers and commercial establishments featuring fabrics and buttons for instance round out the spectrum Another group of objects the flag collection testifies to a special aspect of town history In addition to the district flags of the eighteenth century these holdings comprise above all guild banners e g those painted for the Gutenberg Festival of 1840 and those of Frankfurt choral societies veterans associations and sports clubs as well as political organizations of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries The historisches museum s Archiv Frankfurter Modeamt Frankfurt fashion office archive is a collection of fashion accessories design drawings photographs kept in the Photography Collection archivalia and printed material documenting this institution s activities between 1933 and 1945 The jewellery collection encompasses more than seven hundred individual objects of the seventeenth to twentieth centuries and thus accounts for another important aspect of fashion history Apart from precious metal

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    of the Free City 1816 1866 Until World War II the acquisitions concentrated on instruments made in Frankfurt in the early nineteenth century above all grand and upright pianos Seventeenth and eighteenth century lutes mandolins and guitars of German as well as English make were use in the context of domestic music making in the homes of Frankfurt citizens The department only occasionally deviated from the aim of amassing a collection representative of the town s musical history Kettle drum ca 1700 An exemplary object is the Steffanini harpsichord purchased for a Baroque interior which had been acquired without furnishings Among the collection s oldest pieces are instruments of high quality for instance the lute made by Joachim Tielke ca 1675 or the tenor trombone by Sebastian Heinlein 1631 one of the world s best preserved examples of the instruments made by that master of Nuremberg In the area of instruments once belonging to the citizens militia substantial losses were incurred during World War II Since the 1950s the collection criteria have expanded to include musical mechanisms phonographs and gramophones of Frankfurt provenance or from Frankfurt bequests The collection was substantially increased by instruments unrelated to Frankfurt and purchased in

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    the year of Goethe s birth when Widow Barckhaus bequeathed 3 296 antique coins to the town These holdings have meanwhile grown to number 150 000 The Frankfurt department has in its possession nearly every coin ever minted in Frankfurt They range from the introduction of the Pfennig in Frankfurt by Charlemagne to the advent of the euro A large number of dies illustrates the coin production process Coronation medal Nuremberg 1742 Among the medals the coinages in honour of the imperial coronations and those commemorating Johann Wolfgang Goethe are special highlights The outstanding collection moreover encompasses coins from all of the German states authorized to coin money The focus here lies on the Rhine Main region with excellent series of coins from Hesse Hanau Friedberg Mainz Solms and Sayn The banknote collection comprises notes of the German Reich as well as emergency and inflation notes of lands towns and businesses Everyday culture is represented by tags tokens awards medals buttons and pins The coin collection also takes the present into account shedding light on Frankfurt s role as a European financial centre The latter draws its tradition on the one hand from the Frankfurt fair founded in 1241 and

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    II and archaeological finds and sculptures placed in the museum s care by the cathedral construction bureau Column capital ca 1200 For the renewal of the city centre in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries a considerable proportion of the early post Mediaeval architecture was torn down Fortunately objects of particular testimonial value were recovered by the authorities and private persons and given to the historisches museum The collection comprises sculptures in the round as well as sculpted architectural fragments from churches and secular buildings of Frankfurt dating from the twelfth century onwards including figures of the Virgin Mary and saints stones bearing carved inscriptions and coats of arms tombstone slabs house signs and trade signs Particularly worthy of mention for example are the Middle Rhenish Man of Sorrows ca 1370 the epitaph of Pastor Johannes Lupi 1468 and the Crucifixion group by Hans Backoffen from the courtyard of the Peterskirche Church of St Peter Following the demolition of the Peterskirche in 1895 the gravestone of many a Frankfurt citizen likewise made its way into the storeroom of the historisches museum Secular architecture of seventeenth and eighteenth century Frankfurt is represented by such objects as the portal group from the former Palais Thurn und Taxis by Paul Egell 1734 35 the façade sculptures of the Alte Börse Old Stock Exchange or elaborately designed corbels and sculpted window lintels House marks of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries further enhance these holdings Sculptures from Frankfurt s many gardens are likewise found in the historisches museum collection for example eighteenth century mythological figures from the Holzmann Garden Of especial historical significance are the fragments of numerous Frankfurt fountains such as the Justitia Minerva Bieber Ritter and Tauben Fountains Frankfurt s coat of arms is found in many depictions once embellishing structural elements of

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