Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Unique photo album of the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936. n/a.
Unique photo album of the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936
Unique photo album of the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936
Unique photo album of the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936
Unique photo album of the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936
Unique photo album of the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936

Unique photo album of the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936

Berlin: 1936. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. [18] tissue-guarded leafs (1 one-sided, 13 double-sided and 4 blanks). Original tan cloth photo-album with the Olympic Rings (five interlocking rings that stand for the five original continents: Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe) stamped on front cover. String bound. Stunning collection of 62 original silver mounted photographs, along with 2 postcards and one entrance ticket documenting the Berlin Summer Games of 1936. The first three photographs depict the Olympic stadium and the Glockenturm (Bell Tower) under construction. The images in the next two pages show outside and inside views of the stadium after its completion. The following leaves include views of the Olympic bell, the opening ceremony and the Parade of Nations as well as 6 views of Berliners and tourists strolling about the Brandenburg Gate, amid a display of flags from participating nations. The surroundings are seen decorated with statues by Adolf Wamper. Seven photographs show views of the Großes Festspiel (great festival) which was held on August 1, at 9pm. The images are accompanied with the previous owner's entrance ticket to the ceremony. Other striking snapshots taken at various competitions such as: Swimming, polo, football, high jump and relay. Mounted at rear are 2 Olympic postcards featuring the Olympic Stadium (of which one is written and postmarked with a special 11th Olympiad 1936 Berlin stamp featuring the Olympic bell above two swastikas). Photo size: app. 3" x 4 3/4". Front joint slightly stained. First tissue guard moderately sunned and creased. Album in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. vg. Item #34728

Price: $1,250.00

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