New Thomas Mann Archives catalogue on E-Pics
The Thomas Mann Archives are rendering around 2,000 copyright-free images publicly accessible via the platform E-Pics (external link). The main subjects include portraits of Thomas Mann and members of the Mann-Pringsheim family, family scenes and holidays, e.g. in Nidden. Moreover, public appearances such as lecture tours to Eastern Europe or New York and also the period of exile in Switzerland and in the USA are documented.
The photographs span a period from the mid-19th century to the 1950s. Some of them were previously unpublished, such as shots of the siblings and the (female) relatives of Katia Mann or photograph albums.
The roughly 2,000 copyright-free photographs can be used freely (provided the image credits are indicated correctly) and can be downloaded in high resolution. Images that are still under copyright can be searched for and viewed in the Thomas Mann Archives (external link) reading room. The legal situation permitting, the Thomas Mann Archives gradually renders them publicly accessible in the E-Pics Thomas Mann Archives catalogue.
E-Pics (external link) is ETH Zurich’s platform for images, photographs and illustrations.