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National monument, Niederwald, Germany

silk bookmark 172 x 66 mm
woven by Cleff Brothers, Barmen
produced on the occasion of
The National Trade and Art Show 1880 in Düsseldorf

The monumental statue of Germania is a 38 m high and 32 tons
heavy bronze cast, located on a hilltop called Niederwald, over-
looking the river Rhine near Koblenz. The monument was created
to celebrate the German Kingdom, which was for the first time united
in 1871. The artist Johannes Schilling was commissioned to create it.
Construction work began in 1877, and the monument was opened by
The German Kaiser Wilhelm I on 28 Sept. 1883. Hence, the monument
was not finished yet when this bookmark was issued in 1880.

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