PPO / Pictura Paedagogica Online
Pictura Paedagogica Online (PPO) is a digital archive of images relating to the history of education; it is maintained by the Research Library for the History of Education (BBF).
PPO offers open access to more than 65,000 educational historical pictures. The database holds image material from different collections and provides uniform indexing.
The database contains illustrations of books dating from the Middle Ages until ca. 1850, historical postcards from 1870 until 1933, photographs and sketches from pupils. The thematic scope encompasses pictures of pedagogical institutions, teaching and learning materials, situations illustrating educational contexts, children’s and adolescents’ everyday lives and portraits of pedagogues.
PPO began in 2000 as a DFG-funded project aiming to actively promote research of images as sources of educational history. Since May 2001, the database has been accessible on the internet; new images are continuously added.
Dr. Stefanie Kollmann (Koordination und Redaktion)