This painting by Christian Ludwig Bokelmann (1844-1894), a painter from Harburg who worked in Düsseldorf, shows the moving farewells of emigrants, thousands of whom left for the New World via the port of Hamburg. The port of Harburg was also a port for emigrants in the 19th century, which inspired the artist's depiction.
Age: 1894 n. Chr. Modern period
Modern period: The modern era began around 1500 with the Reformation and the discovery of America. Characteristic of this era are the enormous changes in society, not only in Europe, which were triggered by events such as the French Revolution, wars, and, last but not least, industrialisation. New technologies made it possible to produce mass goods, and industrial production shifted to cities, which grew into large towns. The invention of new, faster means of transport shortened travel times. Goods, fashions and ideas could now be exchanged much more quickly and widely than before. The end of the First World War in 1918 marked the beginning of modernity, the main feature of which was the ever faster development of progress.
Material: Oil, Canvas (?)