Europeana Travel

Europeana Travel

EuropeanaTravel is a project funded by the European Commission within the area of Digital Libraries of the eContentplus Programme. Its overall objective is to digitise content on the theme of travel and tourism to be made accessible via Europeana. The Travel Collection of the Picture Archives of the Austrian National Library holds unique photographic series on travel, expeditions, and ethnography, which date from the second half of the 19th and the 20th century. The selected collections give a representative overview of treasures of 19th century photography, including, among others, the first documented expeditions to the North Pole by Julius Payer and Carl Weyprecht (1872-1874), the journey around the world by Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este (1892-1893), the first documentary photographs on alpine landscapes and regions in Austria and early scientific and amateur travel photography. The 20th century collections include the extensive collections of Austrian photographers like Harry Weber and Joe Heydecker from the Second World War until 1998.


last update 27.03.2013