NP: NP, ND. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong folio. Unpaginated. Collection of 3 vintage albums from German sport photographer and war correspondent Carl Weinrother, documenting his personal life, the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936, and Sport competitions in Nazi Germany and war-torn Europe. Carl Weinrother (1898-1975) was working for the Presse Bild Zentrale, a German press photo agency which was located in Berlin and operated before and throughout the WWII years. This unique collection is divided into three albums:
- The Familien-Chronik album: Oblong folio. Unpaginated.  tissue-guarded leaves. Original full cloth with gold lettering on front cover. Pasted on inside of front cover is a 10 2/8 x 7 6/8" humorous drawing depicting Carl Weinrother taking a picture of a couple made of a pretty young lady and an old man. This album contains 225 pasted photographs (including fifteen late 19th-century, early 20th-century studio portraits) + 4 loose. Most photographs are silver gelatin prints. The photo-album opens with a series of studio portraits depicting Carl Weinrother's grandparents and parents, as well as himself as a little child. These are followed by two school class portraits, and four WWI group portraits of soldiers, including two showing Carl Weinrother in uniform. Includes many photographs of his younger brothers Ullrich and Werner, of his wife Therese, and of their three children Margarete, Justina and Carl Jr. Laid in, two front covers of the "Nürnberger Illustrierte," dated September 3, 1927 and "Der Welt Spiegel," dated September 11, 1927, both featuring two photographs taken by Carl Weinrother, and present in the album. Minor shelf wear along edges of binding. Album in overall good+, interior and photographs in very good condition.
- The Berlin Olympic Games album: Oblong folio. Unpaginated.  tissue-guarded leaves. Original string bound cream cloth with both a cut-out photograph of Carl Weinrother and his personal press badge pasted on front cover. Weinrother's press armband for the 1936 Olympiads pasted on inside of front cover, along with four 3 1/8 x 2 1/8" original photographs of him taken during the Berlin Games and showing him wearing his armbands. This album contains 16 silver gelatin prints, 216 b/w photographic reproductions, as well as Carl Weinrother's Olympic identity and accreditation press card; 12 official passes; 3 typed circular letters addressed to Weinrother by the Organisations-Komitee fur die XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936; a 2-page information bulletin on the required dress-code for German journalists covering the sporting event; a printed official Invitation by Reich Minister Dr. Goebbels to a reception on the occasion of the Berlin Olympic Games, held on July 30, 1936, at the Zoo Festival Hall; a card featuring the flags of all participating nations; an official booklet for the journalists containing the names of the 114 German press correspondents, a plan of the press venue, a plan of the Reichssportfeld, and a program of the sporting events; 2 large silver gelatin prints (7 x 9 1/2") taken in Greece by H. Sanden, and showing the lightning of the torch ceremony in Olympia; a silver gelatin print (7 x 9 6/8") taken by Carl Weinrother, depicting a scene from the closing ceremony at night; a silver gelatin print (7 x 9 6/8") taken by Van der Becke, showing Jesse Owens crossing the finish line of the 100-meter sprint; the 216 b/w photographic reproductions are part of two complete series: A first series of 12 photographs showing "Berlin im Festschmuck" (Berlin in festive decorations), with a caption text pasted on tissue-guard. Each photograph is numbered at lower left corner; A second series of 204 photographs starting with the beginning of the torch relay in Athens up to the closing ceremony, highlight the most memorable moments of the 1936 Berlin Games. The photographs' 17 captioned texts are pasted on the tissue-guards. Pasted on inside of back cover are three newspaper clips with the total gold, silver and bronze medals achieved by each country. Each photograph is pasted, while letters and other documents are tipped-in. Minor shelf wear. Captions and text in German. Album in good+ to very good, interior and photographs in very good condition.
- Oblong folio. Unpaginated.  tissue-guarded leaves. Original string bound 3/4 green cloth over decorative paper covered boards. Carl Weinrother's German passeport for 1941/1942 tipped in, as well as 4 original photographs showing the photographer taking pictures pasted on inside of front cover. Tipped in on first leaf: Weinrother's red cloth Press armband, with a metal plate bearing the Nazi eagle underneath the inscription "Bild-Berichterstatter 208"; Weinrother's I.D. press card for 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, and 1943. The card has been stamped and hand-signed every year. The following leaves contain over 220 tipped-in and pasted documents such as:
1) Accreditation documents from the "Presseabteilung der Reichsregierung," "Reichspressekammer," "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz," "Ministero della Guerra - Comando Superiore Truppe Alpine," "Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen," and the "Reichssportblatt." All the documents have been stamped and hand-signed.
2) Ausweis/Pass from: "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz," "Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen," "Reichsmesse Leipzig," "Der Staatsminister und Chef der Präsidialkanzlei des Führers und Reichskanzlers" (for the ceremony of the signing of the Tripartite Pact of mutual cooperation between Germany, Italy and Japan (9/28/1940). The three countries became known as the Axis powers), "Presse-Photo G.m.b.H.," "Oberkommando der Wehrmacht," "Luftgaukommando III," "Der Kommandeur der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD beim SS. und Polizeiführer in Kiew," and "Der Reichsminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe" for the "Eröffnung der Werbewoche der Luftwaffe 1941" (Opening ceremony of the German air force week). Each document is stamped and hand-signed.
3) Tickets for the following sportive events: Football: "Holstein" Kiel vs F. C. Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 (10/12/1941); Spanien (Spain) vs Deutschland (Germany) at the Olympia-Stadion, Berlin (4/12/1942); 1. FC 05 Schweinfurt vs Sportgemeinschaft SS Strasburg (5/24/1942); München 1860 vs F. V. Stadt Düdelingen (9/27/1942); TuSV. München 1860 vs FC. Schalke 04 (11/15/1942) - Boxing: Heinz Lazek vs Adolf Heuser (3/02/1941); Jean Kreitz vs Richard Vogt (4/27/1941); A ticket for the "Tag der Meisterschaften im Berufsboxen" (Boxing championship Day) (5/31/1941); A ticket for the "12. Kampftag im Berufsboxen" (3/22/1942); A ticket for the "15. Kampftag im Berufsboxen" (11/29/1942); Two tickets (12/4/1942 and 12/6/1942) for the "Drei-Länderkampf Deutschland-Italien-Ungarn" (Boxing Championship opposing Germany-Italy-Hungary) - Handball: Deutschland (Germany) vs Dänemark (Denmark) (11/02/1941); Ungarn (Hungary) vs Deutschland (Germany) (5/17/1942); - Tennis: A ticket for the International Tennis Tournament opposing Germany and Italy (10/18/1941) - Gymnastics: "Städtekampfes im Männerturnen: Berlin-Hamburg-Leipzig" (Men's Gymnastics Championship) (11/23/1941); "Frauen-Städtekampf im Gerätturnen: Berlin-Hamburg-Leipzig" (Women's Gymnastics Championship) (11/29/1941) - Horse racing: A ticket to the 1942 deutschen Galopp-Rennbahnen (annual national horse racing) - Ski: Program, ticket, map, documentation, badge, and press card for the "Deutsche Kriegs-Skimeisterschaften," (German War Ski Championships) held at Spindelmühle (Sudetenland), January 23-26, 1941; Program (for February 4, 1941), accreditation, map, documentation, 3 badges, and press card for the "Campionati del Mondo di Sci" (World Ski Championships) held at Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy), February 1-10, 1941.
4) Dozens of Hotel and restaurant receipts from Nazi Germany and its annexed or occupied territories (Luxemburg, Holland, Austria, Poland) and its allies (Italy, Hungary). The receipts were probably kept to be reimbursed by Weinrother's employer. 50 train, and tramway tickets pasted on the last three leaves, as well as on inside of back cover, with a 5 1/2 x 8" cardboard sign from the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German Railways) reminding the travelers that they will be held responsible if they don't black out the windows of their compartment: "Alle Reisenden dieses Abteils sind dafür verantwortlich, daß bei Beleuchtung die Abteilfenster verdunkelt sind. Wer dagegen verstößt oder Zuwiderhandlungen duldet, wird nach Art. 9 und 10 des Luftschutzgesetzes oder nach den bahnpolizeilichen Bestimmungen bestraft."
5) 6 pages containing documents pertaining to Carl Weinrother's visit to the East Front from June 20, 1942 to September 1, 1942. The documents include accreditations, an original photograph of Carl Weinrother at the front; his original Kriegsberichter's armband (War correspondent), 3 pasted banknotes (1 Zloty (type 1941); 1 Ruble, and 5 Rubles (both type 1938)); a food card; train tickets; 2 newspaper headings ("Ost Front" and "Ukraine Post"); and several cost sheets.
6) This album contains 5 post-WWII documents: Carl Weinrother's I.D. press card for 1948/1949; His I.D. press card for 1950/1957; His personal Identification card, as well as his food rationing card, and a Bezugskarte (Reference card) listing photographic material.
Album and documents in overall very good condition. vg. Item #39001