Period IV

Mittlere Rheinbrücke, 2019. Bild/Photo: TES.

The Basler Belle Epoque

The first film about and in Basel was shown in several halls of the city in the autumn of 1896,  (see also:

It is a 50-second film. The film shows the old Mittlere Rheinbrücke (the new one was built in 1905).

The book `Auf der Brücke zur Moderne’ tells the story of this film and other pictures of Basel around 1900.

(Hansmartin Siegrist: Auf der Brücke zur Moderne, Basel 2019).