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Suddeutsche Zeitung was the first German newspaper to receive a licence from the post-war US administration and is now the largest German national daily newspaper by readership. This remarkable archive includes images of two world wars, the Berlin Wall, life in East Germany along with photography of stars such as Elvis, Gloria Swanson and Alfred Hitchcock.
The colourful, glamorous world of the 1920s and 1930s jazz age continues to exert a strong pull on the popular imagination, and is perfectly encapsulated in images from the Jazz Age Club Collection, with its focus on cabaret, fashion, art, film and the stage in both Europe and America during the first four decades of the 20th century.