The image archive of the southern Baden branch office of the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe includes some 300,000 images, focussing primarily on motifs from the Baden region. The extent of the collection encompasses a wide range of objects: priceless rarities (such as autochrome plates and Laterna Magica series), negative and positive glass plates in formats from 6 x 6 cm up to 50 x 60 cm, 3-D images, slides and negatives as well as colour and B/W prints.
The estates of outstanding photographers from Baden are kept in climate-controlled rooms. There is also a collection of 6,000 postcards, with an emphasis on historical exemplars.
In addition to various smaller estates, the image archive of the southern Baden branch office includes works bequeathed by the following people:
- Hugo Beyer
- Annemarie Brenzinger
- Adolf und Julius Steinhäuser
- Werner Stief
- Alwin Tölle