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Ferdinand Urbahns was born in Kiel in 1899. He was the son of Peter Detlef Ferdinand Urbahns, from whom he acquired a passion for photography. Senior had his photography studio at Schloßgarten 17 in Kiel and he worked mainly with portraits. His work was very popular – among his regular clients was the Prussian prince Albrecht Wilhelm Henry Hohenzollern, Gross Admiral of the Imperial Navy.
Ferdinand Urbahns Jr., however, preferred fieldwork to studio work. He liked the news, so he was one of the first Germans to use large-scale color photography. Urbahns took a lot of photos for newspapers, and the heroes of his works are very often architecture, as well as regattas and sailing competitions that took place in his beloved Kiel. In 1938 he took over his father’s studio.
The following photos of Gdańsk come from 1941. Three years later, the Urbahns atelier was destroyed in a bombing. Ferdinand survived the war and moved to the small town of Eutin in Schleswig-Holstein. He died on April 26, 1978.
More Gdańsk/Danzig photos by Urbahns can be found here https://atlastrojmiejskichosobliwosci.pl/gdansk-na-kolorowej-fotografii-ferdinanda-urbahnsa-w-1941-roku/
Very interesting. I recognize that building from somewhere, I think its also in The Witcher 3?
Is the fisherman sitting on a German mortar leg?
mother/tell your children not to fish my way
I’ve been here… even had lunch in the oldest restaurant
Just wanna fish for God’s sake.