My dear and unforgotten wife Elisabeth is buried here. There is still enough space left for me.
|Hase's self-portrait in 1860|
When Hase moved to Freiburg in 1852, he gave up painting, earning his money with portrait photography, and taking pictures of his new hometown. He was known and well-liked at Freiburg, where he joined the local artist circle, Ponte Molle.
Ponte Molle's heraldic shield showing G. Th. "Hare " sitting somewhat glumly on his camera, having broken his brush handle.
|August 12, 2020|
This is Karl von Rotteck's Memorial in its original location on Franziskanerplatz - nowadays, Rathausplatz - in May 1850. However, the liberal von Rotteck became a persona non grata when the Revolution of 1848/49 failed.
|Bertold-Schwarz-Brunnen, Hase 1860|
... and tody's view. Only the steeple of the Minster Church in the back and the yellow house on the left are still in their place.
Already early in his career, Gottlieb Theodor Hase won distinguished prizes.
A black and white photo taken in the 1020ies.
|An evening scene on Juli 1, 2020|
|December 7, 2010.|
|Otto Kokoschka 1984|
In 1964 Kokoschka offered his oil painting to the city of Freiburg for 100,000 Deutschmarks (50,000 euros). It was actually a bargain - but the city refused for "nothing typical" was depicted; besides, the cathedral tower was cut off.
In 1966, after almost two years of unsuccessful negotiations, Kokoschka eventually withdrew his offer. A private collector acquired the painting and, in a win-win situation, lend it to Freiburg's Museum of Contemporary Art.
The scene on the photo taken in the 1930ies looks ...
... still the same in 2020.
In 1860 the photographic technique was already well advanced. Physics professor Johannes Müller at Freiburg's university describes the detailed process in the first volume of his textbook on Physik und Meteorologie, 5th edition of 1856. Here is the translation:
"The Frenchman Niepce went quite far in the art of fixing photographs; only Daguerre, after many laborious attempts, found a method which is almost unbelievable."
|The first page of Johannes Müller's textbook.|
|Colored print of 1856 of the solar spectrum in Müller's textbook|
Following Gottlieb Theodor Hases's death in 1888, his son Fritz continued the photographic atelier.
Here is the corner of Rathausgasse and Franziskanerplatz with the Haus zum Rechen (House of the Rake, left) and the Haus zum Phoenix (House of the Phoenix, right) connected by a wall with a gate leading to a courtyard photographed in 1895 by Fritz Hase.
This had been the building of the Old University since 1595. On its upper floor, father Hase made the solar spectral photographs for Professor Müller in 1959.
In 1896 the city bought the building and transformed it into the New Townhall by adding a decorative middle part. Here is a colored postcard from the beginning of the 20th century.
|At the start of the Corona pandemic on March 19, 2020.|