Collection – Graphic prints
Smaller series contain portrayals of the life of theatre and music in Frankfurt, of the lives of people in the region, the Frankfurt military, sport and healthcare and of the police and fire services. Other focuses include the printed material of the city’s administration, electoral and commercial material, advertising media, images of fashion and traditional dress, devotional pictures, business cards and bookplates as well as miniatures and initials, printers’ marks and commercial art. The blueprints of Frankfurt craft guilds are included in the collection as well. Also worthy of mention are the artistic prints, several architectural bequests (e.g. that of Salins de Montfort) and drawings from the estate of the Dombauverein (cathedral construction association).
The collection of Old Books includes precious and rare publications from the 16th to the 19th centuries whose main purpose is exhibition. This is where visitors will find the “Messrelationen” (editions published in conjunction with the Frankfurt book fair, forerunners to the present-day magazine); the election and coronation diaries; works – such as the Gottfried'sche Chronik – illustrated by Matthias Merian the Elder; chronicles, almanacs and calendars of Frankfurt; legal texts; historical numismatic works; guild books; the illustrated volumes of Diderot’s Encyclopédie and a collection of approximately 130 family albums. The originals of these works recorded in the museum database can be seen in the Graphic Art Collection.
Climatic crates to ward off Jack Frost
Journey preparation for large graphic prints