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Exhibit of the Month: Berlin Picture Postcard, 1907

Photo: Coloured postcard. A driver and a passenger are sitting in a motorcar. There is a handwritten message written around the edges of the card.. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Initially "morally questionable", but quickly popular and sent millions of times: The postcard is already celebrating its 150th birthday!

Glass cabinet in the entrance hall

Exhibit of the Month: Inflatable boat model, circa 1944

Photo: This boat model is made from bluish rubber sections sewn together; the seams are clearly visible. A reddish cord goes all around the boat and there is a red valve for inflating it. The floor has crosswise ribs. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Most importantly inflatable and floatable - the Berlin company "Albert Meyer, Bau pneumatischer Boote" received many patents on its diverse products since 1913.

Exhibition of the Month: Large AEG arc lamp (n.d., original 1907), reproduction

Photo: Large AEG arc lamp designed by Peter Behrens, replica from the AEG Training and Further Education Centre, no date. © SDTB/photo: Clemens Kirchner

With his comprehensive work for AEG, Peter Behrens developed the foundations for today's "corporate design".

Exhibit of the Month: Drawing Case, circa 1720

Photo: Shiny brass compasses and other drawing instruments are arranged side by side in the recessed areas of an opened case. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

The problem of unstable compass legs has already occupied the Italian universal scholar Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519).

Exhibit of the Month: Easter Egg with a Miniature Diorama, 1908 - 1918

Photo: The egg consists of two halves that are fused together with a seam of royal icing. A bouquet of flowers has been formed as a further decorative element. The egg is wrapped in transparent film. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Just too nice to eat:
This splendid Easter egg - still in its original cellophane packaging - has delighted many owners over generations.