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YOU ARE HERE: ROSENTHALER PLATZ, BERLIN-MITTE

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Platz vor dem Rosenthaler

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…

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2 comments on “YOU ARE HERE: ROSENTHALER PLATZ, BERLIN-MITTE

  1. Gary Costello
    May 27, 2017

    Sometimes these “ghost“ people were not rubbed out, rather they were people who had walked though the picture. Cameras and plates required a longer exposure time than modern films.
    If the exposure time was a number of minutes, then imagine how many people could walk “through“ the picture.
    Thanks for the post, a wonderful foto. 😉

    • notmsparker
      May 28, 2017

      You are absolutely right, of course. I should’ve added it as an option, too. In fact, I’m quite sure some of those ghosts are exactly that 🙂

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