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Acquisition of 'Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung'. The Ullstein Archive (text and photo) was established. Since 2013, ullstein bild is a brand of the Axel Springer Syndication GmbH.
The newspaper Vossische Zeitung is published by Ullstein Verlag.
The publishing house Ullstein & Co. becomes Ullstein AG. Significant photographers of the Weimar Republic contribute to the Ullstein titles. Their photos made their way into the archive and are still available today.
Rise to power of the National Socialists, synchronisation of German press. Under the pressure of the National Socialist regime, the Jewish publishing family Ullstein sells the publishing house for a price far below its actual value in 1934.
The Ullstein Publishing House is renamed "German Publishing House". The photo stock, which has grown to several million photos by the end of the war, survives the air raids of Berlin almost unscathed thanks to removal for storage.
Bomb attack on the newspaper quarter in Berlin - destruction of a big part of the text archive.
After the war, the archive is rebuilt in the Ullstein House in the Tempelhof district after having suffered only minor damages. As many other photo collections were destroyed or dispersed, there is an increase in external requests for the Ullstein photo a
Hamburg: Founding of Axel Springer Publishing.
Renaming of the photo archive into "Ullstein Bilderdienst".
Founding of the Hamburg text archive for verification of self-publications.
Acquisition of the majority of shares of Ullstein AG by publisher Axel Springer.
Combination of the text archive Hamburg with the WELT archive as one central text archive.
Takeover of the Ullstein publishing objects by Axel Springer Publishing.
Introduction of electronic image processing at Ullstein Photo Services.
Fact database biographies.
IT-supported development of press material, first reference database.
Provision of an online image database.
Renaming of the main department text archive into Axel Springer Publishing Infopool. Ullstein Photo Services together with the Hamburg photo archive of Axel Springer AG becomes ullstein bild, start of the Internet presence under www.ullsteinbild.de.
Cooperation with the documentation SPIEGEL Publishing House: Both publishing houses evaluate press material for each other, joint development of databases.
Umzug von Infopool Text und Foto von Hamburg nach Berlin.
Infopool Text und ullstein bild werden zusammengeführt zur Axel Springer Syndication GmbH.