WWI Germany photography exhibition at University of Hertfordshire gallery

PUBLISHED: 11:32 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:32 19 March 2018

Children Queuing to Deliver Recovered Glass Bottles, c. 1915 by Käthe Buchler

Children Queuing to Deliver Recovered Glass Bottles, c. 1915 by Käthe Buchler

Käthe Buchler

Wartime photographer Käthe Buchler’s pictures give an insight into everyday life in Germany during the First World War

A revealing collection of photographs of Germany during the First World War comes to University of Hertfordshire Galleries this month.

Wife, mother and photographer Käthe Buchler had rare access to the best cameras of the time and her images of everyday scenes, such as Children Queuing to Deliver Recovered Glass Bottles c.1915 (pictured above), reveal the ordinary lives lead on the home front at the mercy of war.

Part of the collection of the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig, where Buchler lived and worked, the images show the domestic and working lives away from the fighting, the care of orphaned children and wounded troops, and a fascinating series made late in the conflict entitled Women in Men’s Jobs.

From 17th March until 5th May 2018

Beyond the Battlefields is a touring exhibition co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Photomuseum Braunschweig and the AHRC funded First World War Engagement Centres at the University of Birmingham and the University of Hertfordshire

See the website for more details

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