Otto Schmidt (1849–1920)

Otto Schmidt's "Viennese Types", which were published by A. F. Czihak in the 1870s, were the first series of images that translated the repertoire of Viennese ”types“ – popular since the 18th century – from prints to the medium of photography .

Lit.: Michael Ponstingl (ed.), Geschäfte mit Kopien. Der »Fotografische Kunstverlag Otto Schmidt«, Ein Handbuch. Vienna 2022

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