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January 19, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Il Trovatore, Thomas Herbst, VW Beetle

On the 19th of January –

Il Trovatore premieres; Thomas Herbst is born; last Beetle rolls out of the factory.

In 1852 Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore premieres in Rome.
Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
If you view the object above and click on ‘View in Original Context’ you will find around 30 fragments of the opera, each around 30 seconds. For copyright reasons it is not possible for most of Europeana’s content providers to publish more than excerpts of audio and video freely on the web.

In 1915 Thomas Herbst (b. 1848), German impressionist painter and one of the founders of the Hamburgischer Künstlerclub, dies in Hamburg.
Bauernmädchen

In 1978 the last Volkswagen Beetle (kever/Käfer) is produced in Emden, Germany. Production continued in Brazil and Mexico:

I knew these cars were way ahead of their time: look how green this model is!
By he way – this image was provided to Europeana by the Frisörmuseum in Eckernförde, the hairdressersmuseum 🙂

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