Fliegende Blätter

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Frontpage of an issue of the Blätter from 1873
Page from 1860, illustrated by Wilhelm Busch

The Fliegende Blätter ("Flying Leaves"; also translated as "Flying Pages" or "Loose Sheets")[1] was a German weekly non-political[2] 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 Verlag Braun & Schneider [de], a company belonging to the wood engraver Kaspar Braun and illustrator Friedrich Schneider.[3] 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[2] and was published until 1944 as Fliegende Blätter und Meggendorfer-Blätter by the Schreiber-Verlag [de] in Esslingen am Neckar.[4]

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  1. ^ Thierry Smolderen, The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, University Press of Mississippi, 2014, p. 114.
  2. ^ a b Levy, Richard S. (2005). Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. 1. ABC-CLIO. pp. 230–32. ISBN 9781851094394. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Fliegende Blätter". Harald Fischer Verlag. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  4. ^ Koch, Ursula E. (2013). "Fliegende Blätter (1844[sic]–1944)". In Benz, Wolfgang. Handbuch des Antisemitismus. 6. Walter de Gruyter. p. 201. ISBN 9783110305357.

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