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The Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Founded in 1966, the Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz (the Visual Archive of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) holds more than 12 million images documenting the history of mankind from its beginnings to the present day. The archive also oversees the rights to reproduce materials from the collections of the Berlin State Museums and other institutions administered by the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).

Working in partnership with the German Historical Institute, the Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz (bpk) granted permission for hundreds of images to be included in the GHDI website. Unless otherwise noted, all images appearing on this site website belong to the bpk. These images are strictly intended for individual, educational use.

More information on the bpk can be found on its website at