Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
Here is a wonderful photo of the Platz vor dem Rosenthaler Thor (Rosenthaler Platz today) in Berlin-Mitte, photographed in 1890 by F.A. Schwartz.
A careful inspection of the image will help you notice the people standing in the plaza while the photo was being taken but who were removed from the picture later.
In the case of two gentlemen who unlike others were not scratched out but happened to be in the dark spots and thus easy to “rubber out”: one of them is standing to the right of the lamp-post while the other one can be found in the bottom left corner. In order to see them you should look for their white collars. Both men are very blurry but not impossible to see:)
By the way, the Loeser & Wolff tobacco and cigar shop in Brunnenstrasse 1, which opened at this location in 1881 (having continued the tobacco business tradition started at this address by another tobacco trader over 20 years earlier), offered its wide choice of excellent products until 1937.
The owners being Jewish, both the factory and all of their shops (well over 120 of them – many in Berlin) were aryanized – they were passed into the hands of the “real Germans”, the stalwart Nazis.
To inspect the image in superb resolution, please click the image or follow the link http://goo.gl/wJrQza and click the photo to enlarge it.