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Switzerland in pictures 1840-1960

A formative time for the country and photography.

The exhibition begins with photos of the then-untouched mountains in the 19th century. These pictures of an untamed, romantic Switzerland were fascinating for the tourists of that time and have permanently shaped the way the country is perceived. The following pictures document the gradual conquest of nature by tourism and agriculture, and the transition from an agrarian economy into a modern industrial state.

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