Leonhard Tietz department store building

Description

A view of a storefront under construction on an urban commercial street. Temporary walls around the entrance bear signs for Leonhard Tietz Aktiengesellschaft, or Leonhard Tietz Joint Stock Company. Leonhard Tietz opened the first department store in Stralsund in 1879. By 1891, he had opened a store in Cologne. In 1905, his business became a joint stock company, placing this image sometime in or after 1905. The location of the store is likely in Germany.

Details

Descriptive Terms

streetscapes
department stores
construction (assembling)
reinforced concrete
lantern slides

Physical Description

1 lantern slide

Collection Code

MS028

Collection Name

Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection

Reference Code

MS028.04.003.022

Places

Stralsund (Rostock district, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Cologne (Köln district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Record Details

Material Type

lantern slides

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Box 8, Item 37