München: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1925. Loose leaf. Silver gelatin postcards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2"). This collection of photo-postcards provide a vivid impression of the pageant on the occasion of the opening of the German Museum in Munich. The photographs show the various sections of the pageant representing a number of professions, e.g. carpenters, butchers, bakers, potters, galziers, textile merchants, engineers, female citizens of Munich, and the elements fire, water and air. Many of the sections include horses as well as cars, floats and marching bands, all photographed with the backdrop of the illustrious Munich architecture. The collection contains a portrait photograph of the German engineer and founder of the German Museum in Munich Oskar von Miller.
The majority of the photographs are by the photographers Hoffmann and Spiesse, often copied into the photos with numbering in white, respectively stamped to the verso of the cards. Two of the postcards are stamped Photo-Atelier Hans Möller on verso. Postcards partly with light oxidation in margins, slightly wavy and some with light bumps and minor stpots. Overall in very good condition. vg. Item #43546