Deutsche Fotothek

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The Deutsche Fotothek (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʏtʃə fotoˈteːk]) is a picture library in Dresden, Germany, located in the Saxon State Library. It holds more than two million images. Its strengths are in art, architecture, music, geography, technology, the economy, and the Saxony region. Its collection came from institutions, companies, and individuals such as Hermann Krone.

Wikimedia Commons image donation[edit]

In 2009, the library announced that it was donating approximately 250,000 image files to Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license.[1][2]


  1. ^ PRESS INFO, Berlin, March 31, 2009, Meeting Point Wikipedia
  2. ^ Press release Deutsche Fotothek, March 31, 2009

Further reading[edit]

  • Stadtlexikon Dresden A–Z. Verlag der Kunst, Dresden 1995. ISBN 3-364-00300-9
  • Walter May: Führer durch die Abteilung Deutsche Fotothek. Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden 1985.
  • Jürgen Hering (ed.): Zeit der Bilder – Bilder der Zeit. 75 Jahre Deutsche Fotothek Dresden. Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Dresden 1999. ISBN 3-910005-16-0

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Coordinates: 51°01′40″N 13°44′12″E / 51.0278°N 13.7367°E / 51.0278; 13.7367