Cologne and Essen



Cologne and Essen


On the left an aerial inclined photograph looking north showing a city with a river on the right. In the centre Cologne Cathedral with the railway station just beyond. In the foreground several damaged multistory buildings and areas of rubble. In the centre on the right a span of a bridge with the right end fallen into the water. Captioned 'Cologne'.

On the right an aerial inclined photograph showing the industrial area of a city. In the foreground an area of rubble with a few damaged buildings and bomb craters. Beyond this are two large factory complexes with damaged buildings. In the distance more indistinct industrial and city buildings. Captioned 'Essen'.



Two b/w photograph mounted on an album page

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