Fliegende Blätter

The Fliegende Blätter ("Flying Leaves"; also translated as "Flying Pages" or "Loose Sheets")[1] was a German weekly non-political[2] humor and satire magazine appearing between 1845 and 1944 in Munich. Many of the illustrations were by well-known artists such as Wilhelm Busch, Count Franz Pocci, Hermann Vogel, Carl Spitzweg, Julius Klinger, Edmund Harburger, Adolf Oberländer and others. It was published by Verlag Braun & Schneider, a company belonging to the wood engraver Kaspar Braun and illustrator Friedrich Schneider.[3] Aimed at the German bourgeoisie, it reached a maximum circulation of c.95,000 copies by 1895. It merged in 1928 with a competitor, the Meggendorfer-Blätter[2] and was published until 1944 as Fliegende Blätter und Meggendorfer-Blätter by the Schreiber-Verlag in Esslingen am Neckar.[4]

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  1. Thierry Smolderen, The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, University Press of Mississippi, 2014, p. 114.
  2. Levy, Richard S. (2005). Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. 1. ABC-CLIO. pp. 230–32. ISBN 9781851094394. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  3. "Fliegende Blätter". Harald Fischer Verlag. Archived from the original on 21 September 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  4. Koch, Ursula E. (2013). "Fliegende Blätter (1844[sic]–1944)". In Benz, Wolfgang (ed.). Handbuch des Antisemitismus. 6. Walter de Gruyter. p. 201. ISBN 9783110305357.
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