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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Adminstrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Weltausstellung in Wien 1873
    Dates: 1873
    Collection Number: 2002.R.13
    Extent: 16 photographs (1 box)
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    Abstract: Sixteen photographs credited variously to György Klösz, Oscar Kramer, and Joseph Löwy. The photographs document exhibition buildings and exhibits of the 1873 Vienna International Exhibition.
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    Language: Collection material is in English, German, French

    Adminstrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Weltausstellung in Wien, 1873. Research Library, The Getty Research Insititute, Accession no. 2002.R.13

    Acquisition Information

    Received in 2002.

    Processing History

    Processed by Shilpa Rele

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Photographs in this collection are by György Klösz, Oscar Kramer and Joseph Löwy (1832-1902). Not much is known about Kramer and Löwy other than that they were both Austrian and that Kramer was active from 1867 to 1869.
    The Hungarian photographer György Klösz (Johann Georg Justus Kloess) was born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1844. Klösz moved to Vienna after his education and worked in a photography studio. In the 1870s he was one of the first Hungarian photographers to take photographs outside of the studio. He captured almost 260 photographs of the city of Budapest.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is comprised of sixteen photographic prints of exterior and interior views of the Vienna International Exposition. Included are a view from the west of the Industry Palace, which was one of the largest civic buildings built in Vienna at the time; the South gate to the Industry Palace; the Monaco, Kaiser, Swedish Hunt, and the Russian Kaiser Pavillions; and the east gate to the Art Hall. Three photographs show sculptures by Italian artists.
    Fourteen mounts bear a letterpress crest above the image with text: Viribus Unitis. The photographs are numbered and captioned in the negative in German. All but two mounts are printed with the name of the exposition in German, French and English below the image, along with the credit: Photographie und Verlag der concessionirten Wiener Photographen-Association. Titles and signatures are transcribed from the negative. None of the photographs are dated. Cataloger’s notes are in brackets.


    Items arranged by exterior and interior views of exhibition buildings.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Klösz, György
    Kramer, Oscar
    Löwy, Joseph, 1832-1902
    Vienna International Exhibition (1873)

    Subjects - Topics

    Sculpture—Italy—19th century
    Exhibition buildings—Austria—Vienna

    Subjects - Places

    Vienna (Austria)—Description

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints—Austia—19th century


    Klösz, György
    Kramer, Oscar
    Löwy, Joseph, 1832-1902