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Choose from over 40.000 high resolution fine art images from many museums and collections as well as reportage photography from 1948-1973.

Founded and mostly photographed by Erich Lessing, the collection covers a wide range of subjects: Fine Arts, Religion, History, Music, Archaeology, Mythology, Architecture, Landscapes, Historical Portraits and Reportage Photography.

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Silent Night

24 December 1818

'Silent Night' (german: 'Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht') is the world's most popular Christmas carol. The original lyrics of the song were written in German by the Austrian priest Joseph Mohr, the melody was composed by headmaster Franz Xaver Gruber. The carol was first performed on 24 December 1818 in the Nikolaus Kirche (Church of Saint Nicolas) in the small Austrian village Oberndorf, Salzburg. Father Joseph Mohr later served as vicar in the church of Wagrain, Salzburg, where he died on December 4th, 1848.

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We sell prints of fine art reproductions, as well as Erich Lessing's reportage photographs. All images are available as archival pigment prints, signed by photographer Erich Lessing.


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