Biographical Abstract: Portrait of Siegfried J. Thannhauser

          Primarily recognized through his leading work in the field of medicine, groundbreaking scientific research and the authorship of countless academic papers, Siegfried J. Thannhauser led a life of intrigue and accomplishment in the midst of international turmoil. During the cataclysmic years of the First World War, Siegfried Thannhauser journaled his experience […]

Drei Ähren,1915 : Wartime Photography of Siegfried J. Thannhauser

       One of two wartime albums compiled by Siegfried Thannhauser during his service in the First World War, Drei Ähren: 1915 provides us with an unseen photographic account of Alsace during one of the most conflicted periods in the region’s history in over twenty unique photographs. Largely autobiographic, this collection focuses on individual […]

Kriegserinnerungen: War Memories of Siegfried J. Thannhauser

     A German word translating to “War Memories”, Kriegserinnerungen is the title of Thannhauser’s photographic account of his service in the First World War after 1915. Following his time in Alsace, shown in Drei Ähren: 1915, Kriegserinnerungen is a departure from the previous album in terms of content and construction; creating a personal narrative […]

Statement

     Poppies Pressed is a student created Division III project by L. Kelly Fitzpatrick at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Poppies Pressed aims to encourage the interpretation and accessibility of photographic media of the First World War in the digital age through the application of twenty-first century technologies to previously undigitized wartime media. As […]