The picture above is thought was taken in 1914, in the historic Eisenmarkt in the centre of Wetzlar. It is the first image taken on the first Ur-Leica built. Barnack snapped a crowd of shoppers in front of the Binding am Eisenmarkt. It is an ordinary moment frozen in time. Ahead is the Great War, the German Civil War, the Great Depression, the rise of Nazism and Germany’s cataclysmic defeat in World War II.
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