Around 1200 historic prints from the Zentralbibliothek Solothurn collection at Wikimedia Commons. A diversity of facets of Solothurn history can be found in them, from documentation of long-vanished buildings to the advent of modern industry and railways. It is also a showcase of various artistic styles and techniques in art printing, from woodcuts to steel engravings. All files in the Commons category are in the public domain and therefore can be used freely. More files will be added to the repository in the future.
Patrick Borer, from the Zentralbibliothek Solothurn, picks out some highlights from their collection of 18th-century prints and looks at what they tell us about life in a Swiss city state.
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