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The Deutsche Fotothek (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʏtʃə fotoˈteːk] ) is a picture library in Dresden, Germany, located in the Saxon State Library. It holds more than two million images. Its strengths are in art, architecture, music, geography, technology, the economy, and the Saxony region. Its collection came from institutions, companies, and individuals such as Hermann Krone.


Wikimedia Commons image donation

In 2009, the library announced that it was donating approximately 250,000 image files to Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license. [1] [2]

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  1. PRESS INFO, Berlin, March 31, 2009, Meeting Point Wikipedia
  2. Press release Deutsche Fotothek, March 31, 2009

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