Urban Zattler photograph album
Scope and Contents
The Urban Zattler photograph album, undated, contains black and white photographs taken by Zattler of German composer, Richard Wagner, in Bayreuth, Germany. The album contains a dedication to Kaiser Wilhelm II, the German Emperor, and copyright statement acknowledging Urban Zattler from Landshut in Bayern. The first photograph is of Richard Wagner with smaller photos of Bayreuth, Wagner's theater and his home. Subsequent photographs depict Bayreuth's architecture and scenery. The photographs are enclosed in a crushed velvet album with hand-painted, gilt-edged paper.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information. This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Urban Zattler photograph album is the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.
Biographical / Historical
Urban Zattler was a Bavarian photographer from Landshut known for his pictures of German families and events throughout the late-1800s and early-1900s. Some of his work can be found on stock photograph websites. Historical information adapted from https://www.alamy.com/search.html?qt=urban%20zattler&imgt=0 (accessed January 2019).
Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, and theater director born May 22, 1813 in Leipzig, Germany. Wagner's family lived with playwright and actor, Ludwig Geyer, following his father's death in November 1813. He developed his stepfather's love of theater and composed his first opera, Die Feen, at age 20 while working as choir master at Wurzburg. Wagner lived in Dresden for five years, away from his first wife Minna, before being exiled to Switzerland because of his role in the May Uprising. Wagner continued to compose and produce operas in exile in Venice and Paris through 1862. In 1864, Ludwig II, the new King of Bavaria, expressed adoration of Wagner's work and offered sponsorship in Munich. Wagner married Cosima von Bulow in 1870 following his first wife's death in 1866. The couple moved to Bayreuth in 1871 to build Wagner's opera house, Bayreuth Festspielhaus, and his villa. Wagner died of a heart attack in 1883. He is best known for establishing the Bayreuth Festival to showcase his operas; a tradition that continues in Germany today. Historical information adapated from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner (accessed January 2019).
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Urban Zattler was a Bavarian photographer from Landshut known for his pictures of German families and events throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s. Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, and theater director known for the Bayreuth Festival. The Urban Zattler photograph album, undated, contains black and white photographs taken by Zattler of German composer Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, Germany. The album contains a dedication to Kaiser Wilhelm II, the German Emperor, and a copyright statement acknowledging Urban Zattler from Landshut in Bayern.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This album appears to have been given to Mother Theophila Bauer, first president of the College of Notre Dame Maryland, to celebrate the Bavarian heritage of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
This collection was processed in 2019 by Shavonne Munnlyn.
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