Alison Frank Johnson, professor, History, Harvard University

In the years around 1900, Vienna was the political, social, and cultural center of the largest continental European empire in modern history, and one of the birthplaces of European modernism. See how the Viennese environment attracted poor and wealthy alike into a culture that shaped modern European history.

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Above: Detail of the Secession building in Vienna, Austria, about 1910. PG.2010.766. Real photo on cardstock. Leonard A. Lauder Postcard ArchivePromised gift of Leonard A. Lauder.