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Warming Hall in Berlin
  • © Urheberrechte am Werk erloschen
  • Repro: Kai-Annett Becker
    • Jens Birkholm (1869 - 1915)

  • TitleWarming Hall in Berlin
  • Date1908
  • CategoryGemälde
  • MaterialÖl auf Leinwand
  • Dimensions88 x 117 cm (Bildmaß), 102 x 127 x 7,5 cm (Rahmenmaß)
  • Signaturesigniert und datiert unten rechts: "J B. 08"
  • Inventory NumberBG-M 0706/78
  • CreditlineErworben aus Mitteln der Stiftung DKLB, Berlin, 1978
  • On DisplayYes

This warming hall was situated in the arches 69 to 99 of the suburban railway near Alexanderplatz. In a handbook of Berlin welfare institutions dating from 1899 it is described thus: “Open during the winter months from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Capacity of about 1,300 persons. Washing facilities provided. Impecunious visitors can obtain free rolls, coffee, milk, and soups, other visitors are asked to pay a small contribution of 2,5 / 5 / and 10 pfennigs. In return for board and lodging, a number of jobless people are employed in a special workshop, mending the clothes and the shoes of the patrons of the warming hall, others make straw mats or blankets from rags.”