Notes on German Culture

Albert Bierstadt and other talented German artists sought to capture the romance of the west

This night time scene was painted in 1869 by Albert Bierstadt, a German artist who was drawn to the American frontier as were many other Germans in the 19th century. The painting shows a group of Oregon bound pioneers and captures the romance of the American West. Its a glimpse of the pioneers at a… Continue reading Albert Bierstadt and other talented German artists sought to capture the romance of the west

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Wild West books made Karl May one of the best-selling German writers of all time, with about 200 million books sold

This German postage stamp portrays "Winnetou", one of the characters created by author Karl May in the 19th century. In fact, his Wild West books made Karl May one of the best-selling German writers of all time, with about 200 million books sold worldwide...and he greatly contributed to the positive image of Native Americans in… Continue reading Wild West books made Karl May one of the best-selling German writers of all time, with about 200 million books sold