Category: 20th / 21st century

20. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Federal Councillor’s public appearance

by Aaron Estermann

There was a time before mobile phones, a time when press photographers were the eyes of an entire nation. Many of the images they captured are now forgotten. For example, Federal Councillor Rudolf Minger’s appearance at Bern’s Reithalle riding arena in November 1940.

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15. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The cheese collective

by Peter Moser

From 1914, the Schweizerische Käseunion (SKU, the Swiss Cheese Union) ensured people at home and abroad were kept supplied with Swiss cheese. For that purpose, the Cheese Union monitored both production and prices.

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13. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Food

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Fondue – a ‘natural processed product’

by Peter Moser

Until the Second World War, fondue was unheard of in most areas of Switzerland. The cheese speciality only became the ‘national dish’ as the result of a marketing campaign run by the Schweizerische Käseunion (Swiss Cheese Union).

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7. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Text and a picture, to hold it all together!

by Andrej Abplanalp

A glossy that’s a magazine and insurance policy in one? And delivers brilliant housekeeping tips? A look back at Switzerland’s media landscape.

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1. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Gandhi in a new light

by Peter Pfrunder

The photographs of the Mahatma taken by Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard were seen around the globe.

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