The Fliegende Blätter ("Flying Leaves"; also translated as "Flying Pages" or "Loose Sheets") was a German weekly non-political humor and satire magazine appearing between 1845 and 1944 in Munich. Many of the illustrations were by well-known artists such as Wilhelm Busch, Count Franz Pocci, Hermann Vogel, Carl Spitzweg, Julius Klinger, Edmund Harburger, Adolf Oberländer and others. It was published by Braun & Schneider, a company belonging to the wood engraver Kaspar Braun and illustrator Friedrich Schneider. Aimed at the German bourgeoisie, it reached a maximum circulation of c.95,000 copies by 1895. It merged in 1928 with a competitor, the Meggendorfer-Blätter.
The first known instance of the rabbit–duck illusion, anonymous illustration from the 23 October 1892 issue.
Illustration by Hermann Stockmann, 1903
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- Digital collection of the Fliegende Blätter from the Heidelberg University
- Media related to Fliegende Blätter at Wikimedia Commons