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NM 19 Period photographs from the "Day of German Art" parade held in Munich on 18.July, 1937 celebrating 2000 years of German art and culture.

This pageant actually commemorated the first "Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung" (Great German Art Exhibition) as well as the opening of the "Haus der Deutschen Kunst" (House of German Art). The art gallery was Hitler's grandiose plan for a temple housing timeless German art, but it turned into an ostentatious exhibition space and a marketplace for mediocre 19th century genre paintings and official propaganda art. In spite of all the pomp and ceremony surrounding the opening, Hitler’s bubble had been burst. He had envisioned the grandiose Haus being filled with new and revolutionary art by truly great German artists who would take the place of the "dilettantes" and "canvas smearers" of the avant-garde....but it was not to be. It has been said that Hitler was seen at the opening in an "agitated mental condition". Rather than delivering an uplifting and euphoric speech, he incited the crowd with a hateful tirade claiming the Jews were corrupters of the German spirit. Hitler’s manner was so intense, people close to him were concerned about his mental health. "He was spitting out his words and drumming with his fists, literally foaming at the mouth," recounted an eye witness. Hitler’s hateful speech against modern art was an overture to the opening of the "Degenerate Art" show the following day which was housed in a small, dark, and dank building across the street. All of the works were displayed in a manner that promoted disregard for the accomplishments of the masters of modern art. Many of the paintings had been taken out of their frames and were often partly covered up by Nazi propaganda slogans or derogatory and slanderous remarks about the intent of the artist. The parade on the other hand was said to be a success, and this exciting group of photos clearly illustrates that. Floats and monumental statuary passed before the crowd in the only German parade ever seen of this magnitude. Historical figures and mythical gods alike were represented in magnificent floats and pageantry unlike anything ever seen before...or again for that matter. Most of the photographs are identified on the reverse in pencil. For example...."Soldiers of Frederick The Great", "Charles the Great", and the "Duke of Saxony".

Each of these historically significant photographs measure approximately 9cm x 6cm (3.5" x 2.25")
L318 $250.00
E++ Original souvenir booklet with photographs of the Reichsparteitaggeland (Reich Party Day Grounds) in Nürnberg.

Postcard sets like this were very popular souvenirs for soldiers and civilians alike, but very few survived making this beautiful set fairly rare, especially in this condition. This set features 19 photographs laid out side by side in an accordion fold format with a tri-fold cover. The photos include several angles of the Luitpoldarena including the gigantic National eagle monument and Kongreßhalle (Congress Hall), as well as several angles of the Zeppelinfeld (Zeppelin Field) and one shot of the model of the Deutschen Stadion (German Stadium)...although it was never built.

Each measures approximately 7cm x 9cm (2.75" x 3.5")
L268 $100.00
NM- I was recently informed the correct title for this photograph is "Der Führer mit dem Reichskriegminister und dem Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres 1935 bei den Manövern auf dem Truppenübungsplatz Munsterlager" which roughly translates "The Leader (Adolf Hitler) with the Minister of War and the Commander-in-Chief of the Army 1935 during maneuvers at the troop exercise area Munster camp".

This period photograph features the Führer with Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres Werner von Fritsch who stands to the left holding a map(?), Reichskriegminister Werner Eduard "Fritz" von Blomberg in the center wearing his Pour le Mérite, and an unidentified officer hidden behind the Führer.

Fritsch was promoted to the Army High Command in 1934 and was made Commander-in-Chief the following year. Blomberg was Hitler's Minister of War, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and the first Generalfeldmarschall to be appointed by the Führer. Together these 2 men re-armed Germany and prepared them for war despite Von Fritsch's concerns that the Army was not ready. Blomberg's position as the most influential man in the German Army alienated Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler from the Führer, so they conspired to successfully oust Blomberg from power in 1938. Inspired by von Blomberg's resignation, Göring and Himmler accused the unmarried von Fritsch of engaging in homosexual activity, so he was forced to resign in 1938 as well. Hitler took advantage of the situation by replacing several generals and ministers with people who were even more loyal, thereby taking full control of the Wehrmacht. Soon after, the truth about the "Fritsch-Blomberg Affair" was examined by an Honour court of officers, but it was presided over by Göring. Fritsch was acquitted in March of 1938, but the damage to his reputation had been done. He was killed on 22.9.1939 making him the first German General to die in the 2nd World War.

Approximately 13cm x 18cm (5" x 7")
L256 $200.00
E Period photograph of Adolf Hitler standing at the podium in München (Munich) 1935.

This photo was removed from a photo album so there's some adhesive and black paper on the reverse, but the text "Adolf Hitler in München 1935" is unaffected.

Approximately 14cm x 10cm (5.5" x 4")
L291 $100.00
E Period photograph of Adolf Hitler visiting RAD troops at work near Dresden in 1937.

This photo was removed from a photo album so there's some adhesive and black paper on the reverse, but the text "Der Führer und Arbeitsdienst bei Dresden 1937" is unaffected.

Approximately 14cm x 10cm(5.5" x 4")
L292 $75.00
E & M- 2 re-print(?) photographs of the Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler on parade with Himmler watching from the sidelines.

These appear to be early re-prints but I can't determine when this was done. The paper glows a little bit under black light, but not near as much as modern photographic papers so they're definitely not modern copies.

The top photo measures approximately
25cm x 20cm (10" x 8") with some minor water damage. The bottom photo is smaller and measures approximately
17.5cm x 12.5cm (7" x 5")
SS948 $150.00
NM 4 Period photographs of Großadmiral Erich Raeder and Kriegsmarine men of the Battleship Schleswig-Holstein prior to their departure to Poland for the "Battle of Westerplatte".

In late August 1939 the German pre-Dreadnought battleship Schleswig-Holstein proceeded to Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) and anchored in the channel near Westerplatte...under the pretext of a courtesy visit. On September 1, 1939, at 0445 local time, Schleswig-Holstein started to shell the Polish garrison with its 280 mm and 150 mm guns as Germany began its invasion of Poland. This was followed by an attack by German naval infantry who were hoping for an easy victory, but they were repelled with Polish small arms and machine gun fire. Another two assaults that day were repelled as well, with the Germans suffering unexpected losses. However, the only Polish 75 mm gun was destroyed after firing 28 shells at German positions across the channel. Over the next few days the Germans repeatedly bombarded Westerplatte with naval and heavy field artillery (including 210 mm howitzers) along with dive-bombing raids by Junkers Ju 87 Stukas. Repeated attacks by German Marines, SS Heimwehr Danzig, and the Wehrmacht's combat engineers were repelled by the Poles for seven days. Finally, the Westerplatte garrison, who were now exhausted with many defenders severely wounded, as well as being short on food, water, ammunition and medical supplies, surrendered on September 7th 1939.

Each photo measures approximately
11.5cm x 8.5cm (4.5" x 3.5") with hand written text on the reverse of each. The small foil decal for the Schleswig-Holstein is included with the grouping.
L250 $150.00
NM 8 Period photographs from the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral/Festivities for Fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte".

These 8 historically significant photos are part of a large grouping that I decided to divide so several collectors can have the opportunity to own a few, but I will sell the entire grouping at a discounted price if you want them all.

The "SS Heimwehr Danzig" (Home resistance Danzig) was an SS unit established on June 20th 1939 in the free city of Danzig, Poland (today Gdansk) before the Second World War began. On September 1st 1939 German Army troops and the SS Heimwehr Danzig attacked Poland, in the process capturing the Polish post office. Although a brief and small battle, it became known as one of the first and most significant battles of WWII as it was waged by the elite SS Heimwehr troops against Polish civilians. During the attacks the German forces used ADGZ armoured cars, 75mm and 105mm artillery, and flamethrowers against Poles armed with pistols, rifles, light machine guns, and grenades. The SS-Heimwehr Danzig also participated in the attack on the Danzig Westerplatte where they suffered unsuspected losses that remain unknown or undisclosed, but it is estimated Germany lost several hundred soldiers as compared to Polish casualties at only 15 dead and 53 wounded. The battle ended in victory for Germany on September 7th 1939. Members of the Heimwehr remained providing coast guard services in Danzig. On September 30th 1939 the SS Heimwehr Danzig was completely dissolved and made a part of the 3rd SS-Totenkopf Division under Theodor Eicke. Most of the photos feature 1 or 2 ink stamps from the photography studio and/or a hand written description.

Each measures approximately 11cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
SS943 $150.00
M- 2 Period Postcard Photographs of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring.

These historically significant postcard photographs feature the extravagant Hermann Göring along with several other high ranking officials attending the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral for fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte".

See my description for SS943 above for more information on this grouping.

Each measures approximately
13cm x 8.5cm (5.25" x 3.25")
L265 $100.00
NM 4 Period photographs from the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral for Fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte".

See my description for SS943 above for more information on this grouping.

Note the Totenkopf skulls on the SS helmets in the 2nd photo, as well as the hand written description on the reverse. This was written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so I only recognize a few characters. Help with a translation would be greatly appreciated.

Each measures approximately 11cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
SS942 $75.00
NM 4 Period photographs.

2 are from the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral for Fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte". The other 2 were taken during the Polish campaign in the fall/winter of 1939 when the Third Reich performed multiple executions of Polish Partisans.

See my description for SS943 above for more information on SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral and L251 below for information on the executions.

Each measures approximately 11cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
SS947 $55.00
NM 3 Period photographs from the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral for Fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte".

See my description for SS943 above for more information on this grouping.

Each measures approximately 11cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
SS954 $40.00
NM Period photograph from the SS Heimwehr Danzig Funeral for Fallen SS Soldiers of the "Battle of Westerplatte".

See my description for SS943 above for more information on this photo.

Approximately 11cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
SS944 $20.00
E++ Two Period Photographs taken during "Bromberger Blutsonntag" (Bromberg Bloody Sunday).

These 2 historically significant photographs show several Polish civilians being executed on September 3rd, 1939 by members of the "5th Battalion" as "Gefreiter (Corporal) Heinze" supervises. (This information is hand written in black ink on the bottom of the 2nd photo obverse). In what the Nazis claimed to be an act of retaliation, 2,000 Polish civilians were picked at random and executed by the German military, with further reprisals soon to follow. According to the book "Masters of Death" (published by Richard Rhodes in the New York Times: "some of these victims were a number of Boy Scouts, from twelve to sixteen years of age, who were set up in the marketplace against a wall and shot. No reason was given. A devoted priest who rushed to administer the Last Sacrament was shot too. He received five wounds. A Pole said afterwards that the sight of those children lying dead was the most piteous of all the horrors he saw. That week the murders continued. Thirty-four of the leading tradespeople and merchants of the town were shot, and many other leading citizens. The square was surrounded by troops with machine-guns." Troops then attacked the Jesuits, looting and ransacking the church. The priests were taken to a barn where much of the local Jewish population was already imprisoned, all of which were subjected to abuse. The early Polish claims of German atrocities against Poles in Bydgoszcz (Polish for Bromberg) were cited as evidence given to the "War Crimes Tribunals". A document produced by the Polish authorities reads: "On September 3 1939, at 1015 in the morning, German Fifth Columnists attacked Polish units withdrawing from Bydgoszcz. During the fighting, 238 Polish soldiers and 223 German Fifth Columnists were killed. As a consequence of the entry of German troops into the town, mass executions, arrests, and deportations of Polish citizens to concentration camps took place, which were carried out by German authorities, the SS, and the Gestapo. 10,500 were murdered, and a further 13,000 died in the camps."

Each photo measures approximately
9.5cm x 6.5cm (3.75" x 2.5") with "Polen-feldzug 1939 ,,Bromberg" (Poland campaign 1939 Bromberg) written in pencil with the photo studio's ink stamp on the reverse.
L251 $150.00
NM 4 Period photographs from Bromberg, Poland executions.

I was told this group was taken during the Polish campaign in the fall/winter of 1939 when the Third Reich performed multiple executions of Polish Partisans. See my description for L251 above for more information about this campaign.

Each photo has the photography studio's ink stamp in purple and the photographer's ink stamp in black on the reverse.

Each measures approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L305 $35.00
NM 4 Period photographs from Bromberg, Poland executions.

I was told this group was taken during the Polish campaign in the fall/winter of 1939 when the Third Reich performed multiple executions of Polish Partisans. See my description for L251 above for more information about this campaign.

Each photo has the photography studio's ink stamp in purple and the photographer's ink stamp in black on the reverse.

Each measures approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L307 $35.00
NM 4 Period photographs from Bromberg, Poland executions.

I was told this group was taken during the Polish campaign in the fall/winter of 1939 when the Third Reich performed multiple executions of Polish Partisans. See my description for L251 above for more information about this campaign.

Each photo has the photography studio's ink stamp in purple and the photographer's ink stamp in black on the reverse.

Each measures approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L308 $35.00
NM 3 Period photographs from Bromberg, Poland executions.

I was told this group was taken during the Polish campaign in the fall/winter of 1939 when the Third Reich performed multiple executions of Polish Partisans. See my description for L251 above for more information about this campaign.

Each photo has the photography studio's ink stamp in purple and the photographer's ink stamp in black on the reverse.

Each measures approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L306 $25.00
NM Period photograph featuring a Political Leader, an Allgemeine SS Man wearing his service dress uniform with a "23" collar tab, a Wehrmacht Officer and RK winner, a Civilian(?), and another Political Leader in 1939 Poland.

Approximately 15cm x 12cm (6" x 4.75")
SS945 $25.00
NM Early period photograph in 1939 Poland featuring an SA Man and several Political leaders posing in a stairwell with several other gentleman, all of which appear to be wearing the same badge on their lapels. There are 2 photographer/studio ink stamps on the reverse.

Approximately 8.5cm x 11.5cm (3.5" x 4.5")
L276 $25.00
NM 6 Period photographs taken by a German soldier at a temporary camp for Polish POW soldiers and civilians near Slubice, Poland in 1939.

Each measures approximately 10cm x 7cm (3.75" x 2.5")
L287 $100.00
M- Period photograph of SS Latvian Volunteers.

Following the occupation of Latvia in the summer 1941, the German command created local volunteer troops (Schutzmannschaft or Schuma), to fight against the Soviet partisans and serve as guards in concentration camps for Jews and Soviet prisoners of war. The group of the Latvian auxiliary police known as the "Arajs Commando" murdered about 26,000 Jews in November and December of 1941.
The Latvian Volunteer SS Division or "Lettische SS-Freiwilligen-Division" was created in February 1943 manned with 3200 volunteers. The division was headed by the Latvian Minister of Defense Rudolf Bangerskis. In October of 1943, the Division was split into two parts, the 15th Waffen-SS Grenadier Division (1st Latvian) and the 19th Waffen-SS Grenadier Division (2nd Latvian). In November of 1943, the 1st Latvian division fought Soviet troops near Novosokolniki (Russia). This division finished its path in April 1945, in Germany, having surrendered to the British. The 2nd Latvian division fought on the Leningrad front.

This historically significant photo features 8 Latvian SS men wearing various headgear and uniforms with a horse and wagon. Note the Latvian SS sleeve shields on the right arm of the first two men standing to the left.

Approximately 8cm x 5.5cm (3.25" x 2.25")
SS940 $100.00
E Period Photograph of a German Bomber on patrol over the North Sea.

This is a period propaganda or press photo with a partially visible purple ink stamp covered by the following information on the reverse:

"903g/ Deutsche Flieger auf "Jagd" in der Nordsee.
Ein Blick in den Führerraum der Maschinen die den totbringenden vernichtenden Bomben-wurf auf das englische Vorpostenboot abgaben. Nebeneinander sitzen Fluegzeugführer und Beobachtereine festgefügte Kampfgemeinschaft.
PK-Wundshammer-Atl. 4.1.40 fr. OKW ob."

Translation:

"903g/ German Airmen on patrol over the North Sea.
"A view into the cockpit of the aircraft which brought a deadly and destructive bombing run on the English patrol vessel. Next to each other sit pilot and observer - a firmly composed battle group."
PK-sore hammer-Atl. April 1, 1940 fr. OKW

Approximately 13cm x 18cm (7" x 5")
L255 $150.00
NM Period photograph of two SS men with a motorcycle and sidecar.

Approximately 25cm x 20cm (10" x 8")
SS946 $100.00
M- Period photograph of an SS guard who was beaten to death at Dachau upon it's liberation.

Note the deck of playing cards spread out on the floor. This is a US photograph with an ink stamp on the reverse.

Approximately 9cm x 6.5cm (3.5" x 2.5")
SS950 $50.00
E Period photograph of an SS Officer.

This photo features an SS Officer who appears to be escorting several officials into a factory. Note the officer's left collar tab...any ideas? There is a 25mm (1" inch) tear on the right side that has been repaired (taped) on the reverse. The reverse also features a partially illegible ink stamp with a National eagle in the center. The text is difficult to read but I believe it reads "Der Bezirkhauptmann in Pilsen" (The District Captain in Pilsen [Czechoslovakia]) around the top with "Reichsauftragaverwaltung" (Orders Administration) around the bottom.

Approximately 11cm x 8cm (4.5" x 3.25")
SS941 $20.00
NM Period photograph of 2 SS officers and several other officials who appear to be inspecting the damage in a bombed out building.

Approximately 18.5cm x 12.5cm (7.25" x 5")
SS949 $20.00
M- Period photograph of a motorized SS division in the field.

Note the details of the black Képi and the motorcycle license plate.

Approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
SS952 $25.00
NM Period photograph of the 1st SS-Standarte Deutschland.

This group photo features "No. 1" written in black ink on the bottom left of the obverse, and in pencil on the reverse along with the photography studio's ink stamp in purple.

Approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
SS953 $35.00
E++ Early Period Photograph of an SA Standarte.

"SA Standarte" and some more text is written in pencil on the reverse, but it's loosely written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so I only recognize a few characters.

Approximately 6.5cm x 9cm (2.5" x 3.5")
L254 $25.00
NM & E- 2 Hitler portraits.

The studio portrait is a copy printed on flat stock, something that was cheep to reproduce and could be carried in a soldier's wallet. A US GI must have taken this while he was in Berlin in 1944 as it reads: "THE PERFECT MAKING OF A MADMAN" and "BERLIN 1944" on the reverse with Nürnberg Polizei ink stamp in between. The 2nd is a photo of a bronze of unknown origin.

Each measures approximately 6.5cm x 9cm (2.5" x 3.5")
L253 $25.00
M- Period postcard portrait of eccentric Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Göring displaying his "Wedding Sword". This postcard appears to have been produced by the maker of the sword, the Carl Eickhorn firm of Solingen, Germany...perhaps as a means of advertisement. I find it interesting that the reverse reads "10 April 1935-Die Reichsluftwaffe Ihrem Oberbefehlshaber" (The Reich Air Force your Upper Commander) while failing to name Göring. I guess he was so notorious that his name didn't need to be mentioned.
Approximately 8.5cm x 15cm (3.5" x 6")
L300 $50.00
M- Period photograph of SS Man "Fritz Wilde".

Nice photo featuring a young SS man wearing and overseas cap with soutache, a greatcoat with shoulder straps, sleeve eagle, and rank chevron, an EM belt and buckle, and a pair of binoculars hanging around his neck. The reverse features the photographic paper manufacturer's stamp "Agfa" and "Fritz Wilde" written in pencil.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5")
SS939 $75.00
E++ Period portrait photograph of a Wehrmacht Infantry Unteroffizier (Sergeant) of the 4th Battalion.

"Das ist der Hans als Unteroffizier" (This is Hans as an Unteroffizier) is written on the back in pencil along with the city Idelberg(?) and date "3.2.1940".

Approximately 6cm x 9cm (2.25" x 3.5")
L281 $20.00
E+ Period portrait photograph of a Wehrmacht Unteroffizier (Corporal).

The reverse reads "Zur Erinnerung" (In Memory of) which is written in the old Sütterlin Schrift in the upper left hand corner with what I assume is the soldier's name and the date "Juli 1941" in the center.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5.5")
L257 $25.00
E+ Period postcard portrait of a Wehrmacht Infantry Unteroffizier (Corporal) of the 318th Battalion.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5.5")
L259 $25.00
E Period postcard portrait of Wehrmacht Infantry Schütze (Private).

This postcard/photo was removed from a scrapbook so there's still some glue and black paper on the reverse, but you can still see "Gratis" (Free) and part of a purple ink stamp.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5.5")
L260 $20.00
E Period postcard portrait of Wehrmacht Schütze (Private) "Eryk Lesnik" at age 17 in Nowa-Wies, Poland(?).

Nowa-Weis is Polish for "New Village" but there are far too many villages in Poland with that name so it's impossible to pin point where he was stationed. His age, name, and the village "Nowa-Wies" are written on the reverse in pencil.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5.5")
L261 $25.00
M- Period postcard portrait of a Luftwaffe Pilot(?) wearing a winter leather flight jacket and helmet with goggles.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5.5")
L262 $40.00
NM Period portrait photograph of an SA Stormtrooper wearing a Képi.

Approximately 8.5cm x 11.5cm (3.25" x 4.5")
L283 $25.00
M- Period wallet sized portrait photograph of an SA Stormtrooper.

Approximately 4cm x 6cm (1.75" x 2.25")
L290 $15.00
NM Period passport photograph of a Wehrmacht Schütze (Private).

The reverse reads "Zur Erinnerung von Deinem Freund u. Nachbar. Otto" (In Memory of your friend and neighbor. Otto) which is written in the old Sütterlin Schrift.

Approximately 3.5cm x 5cm (1.5" x 2")
L289 $10.00
E Period postcard photograph of a Polish "volunteer" (forced laborer) with his original "Polen" patch. There's an address on the reverse in pencil, but it's written very sloppy and in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so it's very difficult to read.....but my good friend Jo was kind enough to translate it for us:

Rostock, 02.08.1941 Tuchr.(Thüringer)
Wald Restorant Braunsdorf
Franz

The post card measures approximately 9cm x 14cm (3.5" x 5.5") and the "P" diamond measures approximately 4.5cm x 4.5cm (1.75" x 1.75").
L309 $100.00
E- Large cigarette card for Victor Lutze.

This piece was removed from an album so there's some adhesive on the reverse and a little damage to the bottom corners.

Approximately 12cm x 17cm (4.75" x 6.75")
L279 $10.00
NM Two period photographs of an SA leader inspecting Stormtroopers.

Each photo has 1-2 ink stamps from the photographer/studio on the reverse.

Each measures approximately
8.5cm x 11.5cm (3.25" x 4.5")
L267 $45.00
E Period portrait photograph of a Wehrmacht Infantry Schütze (Private) standing at attention with his 98K Riffle.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5.5")
L263 $25.00
NM Period postcard portrait of a Wehrmacht Schütze (Private) standing at ease with his 98K riffle.

Approximately 8.5cm x 13.5cm (3.5" x 5.5")
L258 $25.00
M- Period portrait photograph of a RAD-ReichArbeitsDeinst (National labor service) Man standing at attention with his shovel...the symbol of the RAD.

Approximately 6cm x 9cm (2.5" x 3.5")
L275 $25.00
E Period postcard photograph of close to 100 men wearing undershirts and shorts with one Wehrmacht soldier in uniform to the left. I'm not certain but I think this group had something to do with the production of a German film with Heide and or Mädchen in the title....possibly "Mädchen in Uniform." Note the guy who appears to be floating overhead and the name and arrow pointing to the author of the letter.

The text on the obverse reads:

Reich an Heide, arm an Mädchen;
sand so viel fast wie am Meer.-
Hintern Mond da liegt ein Städtchen,
Mit dem Namen Giafenwöhrl 1934

Word for word translation:

Empire at Heide, branch at Mädchen;
sand so much almost like at the sea.-
behind moon there a village lies,
with the name Giafenwöhrl 1934

The letter on the reverse is sloppily written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so I can't read any of it, but I can see that it was sent from "Bekonien"(?), it's dated "20.10.34", and it's addressed to a woman by the name of Louise and her family living at "151 West 99 Street New York City U.S.A."

Approximately 14cm x 9cm (5.25" x 3.25")
L296 $20.00
M- Period postcard photograph of a group of Wehrmacht EM, NCOs, and Officers. I'm sorry but I don't have any information on this one.

Approximately 14cm x 9cm (5.25" x 3.25")
L297 $15.00
NM 4 Period Photographs of events in and outside the "Polizei-Revier Feuermelder" (Police Precinct Fire Alarm) in 1939 Poland. Note the detail of the sign hanging outside the precinct.

Each photo has 1-2 ink stamps from the photographer/studio and one has some text in pencil, but it's written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so I only recognize a few characters.

Each measures approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L264 $30.00
E+ Period photograph of a Luftwaffe awards assembly for the Kriegsverdienstkreuz Kreuz (War Merit Cross) 2nd class mit Schwertern (with swords).

"Erste Verleihung von K.V.K 2. Kl" (First Award of K.V.K 2. Kl) with swords is hand written in pencil on the reverse in the old German Sütterlin Schrift.

Approximately 10.5cm x 7.5cm (4" x 3")
L271 $30.00
M- Period photograph of 3 Pilots(?) in tropical atire.

The names of these men are written in pencil on the reverse, but it's written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so I only recognize some of the words...the name "Wolff" and "auf Rhodos unke" which I believe is their location in Greece. I'd appreciate some help if any of you can read the rest.

Approximately 10cm x 7cm (4" x 2.75")
L273 $25.00
M Period photograph of a Luftwaffe Pilot in the cockpit of his plane.

Approximately 8.5cm x 6cm (3.5" x 2.5")
L274 $15.00
NM Early period photograph of several HJ-Hitler Jugend leaders and several other gentleman who appear to be congregating outside a barn in Poland. There are 2 photographer/studio ink stamps on the reverse.

Approximately 11.5cm x 8.5cm (4.5" x 5.5")
L277 $20.00
NM 4 period photographs taken during a public demonstration in Krawietz on 31.5.41.

All 4 photos have a purple ink stamp from the photography studio, and 2 of them have some information about the event written in pencil on the reverse. From what I'm able to translate the demonstration was conducted by the Ortsgruppe "Herder". 4 Ortsgruppen attended..."Herder, Litzmann, Moltke, and Schemm. The featured speaker was "Franz Tantz" and they viewed a "press film" by or about "Barton".

Approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L278 $40.00
M- 2 period photographs of service men at a training camp or barracks. Note the musical instruments in the first photo.

Approximately 12.5cm x 12.5cm (5" x 5")
L280 $25.00
NM Period photograph of Pour Le Mérite and Knight's Cross recipient NSFK-Obergruppenführer Bruno Leopold Loerzer.

Loerzer, born 22.01.1891 in Berlin-Friedenau, is the central figure in this photo. He scored 40 aerial victories in the Great War and was highly decorated. A WWI comrade of Hermann Göring, he's seen here wearing his the Pour Le Mérite among other prestigious awards, while gripping his 1st pattern Luftwaffe dagger in his left hand. He appears to be conversing with several other high ranking officials in a courtyard, but I haven't been able to ID them yet. I'd like to thank Mike for helping me with the ID of Loerzer. Mike provided his biographical history as well, so I saved a copy and will be happy to include it with the purchase of this photo...be sure to remind me. Mike said this photo was taken before Loerzer was promoted to Generaloberst on 16.2.1943.

Approximately 6cm x 6cm (2.5" x 2.5")
L282 $75.00
NM Period photograph of factory workers, some of which appear to be a little disgruntled.

Approximately 8.5cm x 11.5cm (3.25" x 4.5")
L284 $15.00
NM Period photograph of a brass band performing at train platform.

Approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L285 $15.00
NM Period postcard photograph of a band.

Approximately 13.5cm x 8.5cm (5.25" x 3.5")
L286 $15.00
M- Period photograph of several Wehrmacht soldiers taking a break.

Approximately 9cm x 6cm (3.5" x 2.5")
L288 $10.00
NM- Period photograph of several Polish men with wagons and horses in 1930 Skierniewice, Poland.

Approximately 9cm x 6cm (3.5" x 2.5")
L293 $10.00
E+ Period photograph of several Jewish men conversing on a street corner in what appears to be a ghetto. There's some text on the back in pencil, but it's written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so the only word I recognize is "Judden".

Approximately 9.5cm x 6cm (3.75" x 2.75")
L294 $15.00
M- Period photograph of a couple of Wehrmacht(?) men and several Jewish men, women and children who appear to be giving the soldiers 3 geese.

Approximately 9.5cm x 6.5cm (3.75" x 2.5")
L295 $20.00
E++ Period photograph of several Luftwaffe men cleaning up at water pump with a Jewish(?) man at the handle.

This photo was taken from a photo album so there's still some adhesive on the reverse, but you can still see the word written in pencil. However, it's written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift and I don't recognize the first character so I can't translate it for you.
Approximately 8.5cm x 12cm (3.25" x 4.75")
L298 $20.00
M- Period photograph of meeting in a field...I honestly have no idea what's going on, but it's a very interesting photograph.

Approximately 18.5cm x 12.5cm (7" x 5")
L299 $15.00
E+ 9 period photographs of the Hilfswerk in action.

The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Each one has 1-2 photographer/studio ink stamps on the reverse.

The average size of each photograph is
11cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
L301 $50.00
NM Period photograph of a stately looking gentleman sitting at a table with a selection of what appears to be with campaign and a small bronze of Adolf Hitler.

Approximately 11.5cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
L302 $15.00
NM Period photograph of an SA Standarte inspection(?)

The reverse features the photography studio's ink stamp in purple.

Approximately 12cm x 9cm (4.75" x 3.5")
L303 $15.00
NM Period photograph of a procession of disabled veterans in wheelchairs and on foot in Munich(?).

The reverse features the photography studio's ink stamp in purple and the photographer's ink stamp in black.

Approximately 11cm x 8.5cm (4.5" x 3.5")
L304 $20.00
NM Period photograph taken from boat flying a Nazi flag on Lake "Worther See" in Austria.

"Worther See" is written on the reverse in pencil

Approximately 9.5cm x 6.5cm (3.75" x 2.5")
L310 $10.00
NM Period photograph of several high ranking officials at a formal dinner.

Stamped on the reverse with the photographer's name "Oskar Streich", the "Hofphotograph" studio, and address in the "Charlottenburg" district on "Wilmersdorfer Str. 104" (street) in Berlin.

Approximately 13.5cm x 9cm (3" x 5")
L319 $20.00
NM 2 Period photographs of the 1936 Olympic.

One of the photos has some hand written text in pencil on the reverse while the other has a black ink stamp that reads "HEUSER B487 EUSKIRCHEN".

Each measures approximately 9.5cm x 7cm (3.5" x 2.5")
L320 $25.00
M- Period photograph of mounted Calvary troops in the field.

There are a couple markings in pencil on the reverse, but nothing of significance.

Approximately 9cm x 6.5cm (3.5" x 2.5")
L321 $15.00
NM- Period photograph of troops and a truck on a the street in front of a church.

I believe the name of the church is written in pencil on the reverse, but it's sloppily written in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so I can't translate it for you.
Approximately 6cm x 9cm (2.5" x 3.5")
L322 $15.00
NM 4 miscellaneous period photographs Wehrmacht officers and soldiers in the field and barracks.

Approximately 9cm x 6cm (3.5" x 2.5")
L323 $30.00
NM Period photograph of several officer's, several gentlemen, and a lady conversing while strolling down a wooded street.

The reverse is marked with green pencil and 2 photographer/studio stamps.

Approximately 9cm x 6cm (3.5" x 2.25")
L324 $10.00
M- Period photograph of Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat "The Eagle's Nest"

This is a US photograph with "THE EAGLES NEST. HITLER'S MOUNTAIN RETREAT AT BERCHTESGADEN" and "COPYWRITED NOV. 10, 1945" stamped on the reverse...some of the text is incomplete.

Approximately 9cm x 6.3mm (3.5" x 2.5")
L269 $15.00
M- Period photograph of the entrance to the "SS Crimes Hitleriens" exposition (exhibition) in Paris France.

I searched the internet for hours looking for more information on this event, but everything was in French so I came up empty handed. If you know anything about the exhibition I would appreciate some input.

Approximately 6cm x 9cm (2.5" x 3.5")
SS951 $10.00
E Period photograph from inside the "Jouhalle".

There quite a bit of information written on the back, but it's done in the old German Sütterlin Schrift so I only recognize a few of the words. There's an in stamp from the photography studio as well, but for some strange reason all of the text has been blanked out with white paint.

Approximately 11cm x 9cm (4.5" x 3.5")
L266 $15.00
E++ Period photograph of a tri-fold panel.

I haven't translated the text yet. If you recognize this piece I would appreciate some information to add to my description.

Approximately 11cm x 8cm (4.5" x 3.25")
L272 $10.00
NM Period photograph of a French "Saucisse" (sausage) Airship.

"French Saucisse" is written in pencil on the reverse.

Approximately 11cm x 7cm (4.25" x 2.75")
L270 $10.00
NM Photographic re-print of a late 1920's or early 1930's Heinrich Hoffmann photograph. This photo appears to be a pre 1950(?) photograph of the original by Hoffmann. I'm not certain who did this or when, but I assume it was the US or GB because all of the language on the reverse of this and the photos below is in English...with the exception of the word "Foto" instead of "Photo", and "und" (and) which was used on the last photo in this group L317. Also...the use of the double ss "ß" in the Heß name tells me the labels were typed on a German typewriter so your guess is as good as mine.

In this early photo we see Adolf Hitler addressing the crowd or troops(?) with his deputy Rudolf Heß and other prominent figures standing behind him.

There's a 11.2cm x 4.8cm label on the reverse that reads "Foto: Heinrich Hoffmann". I cropped this label and pasted it on the front to reduce the size of the file.

Paper measures approximately
29cm x 19.5cm (11.5" x 7.75")

Actual photograph measures approximately
23.5cm x 18cm (9.25" x 7")
L312 $50.00
NM Photographic re-print of a 1926 Heinrich Hoffmann photograph. This photo appears to be a pre 1950(?) photograph of the original by Hoffmann. In this early photo we see Adolf Hitler with his deputy Rudolf Heß and other prominent figures walking down a street in Nuremberg on "German Day 1926" or "Reichsparteitag" (Reich party day) which was an annual rally of the NSDAP in the years 1923-1938.

There's a 11.2cm x 4.8cm label on the reverse that reads "German Day 1926" over "(not certain)" with "Foto: Heinrich Hoffmann" at the bottom. I cropped this label and pasted it on the front to reduce the size of the file.

Paper measures approximately
29cm x 19.5cm (11.5" x 7.75")

Actual photograph measures approximately
25cm x 17.5cm (10" x 7")
L314 $50.00
NM Photographic re-print of an early 1930's Heinrich Hoffmann photograph. This photo appears to be a pre 1950(?) photograph of the original by Hoffmann. If you look close you will see that the original photo was still in the album when it was taken. It shows Adolf Hitler with his deputy Rudolf Heß and another prominent figure sitting on a bank on the side of a road with a wagon parked behind them. All 3 men are wearing casual dress.

There's a 11.2cm x 4.8cm label on the reverse that reads "Foto: Heinrich Hoffmann". I cropped this label and pasted it on the front to reduce the size of the file.

Paper measures approximately
29cm x 19.5cm (11.5" x 7.75")

Actual photograph measures approximately
18cm x 18cm (7.25" x 7.25")
L315 $50.00
NM Photographic re-print of a Stern photograph. This photo appears to be a pre 1950(?) photograph of the original by Stern. If you look close you will see a shadow under the original paper on the left side. It shows Adolf Hitler sitting at a table with several other prominent figures as his deputy Rudolf Heß looks over his shoulder. The label on the reverse reads "Preparation of the "Flight over Germany"". I assume this is making reference to "Hitler Über Deutschland" (Hitler over Germany) AKA "Hitlers Flug Über Deutschland" (Hitler's flight over Germany). In 1932, Hitler ran against Hindenburg in the presidential election. His campaign was called "Hitler über Deutschland" (Hitler over Germany). The name actually had a double meaning. Besides an obvious reference to Hitler's dictatorial intentions, it also referred to the fact that he was campaigning by aircraft. This was a new political tactic that allowed Hitler to speak in two cities in one day, which was practically unheard of at the time. Although he lost to Hindenburg, the election established Hitler as a realistic and fresh alternative in German politics.

The 11.2cm x 4.8cm label on the reverse reads "Preparation of the "Flight over Germany"" with "Foto:STERN" below. I cropped this label and pasted it on the front to reduce the size of the file.

Paper measures approximately
29cm x 19.5cm (11.5" x 7.75")

Actual photograph measures approximately
24.5cm x 16cm (9.5" x 6.25")
L313 $50.00
NM Photographic re-print of an early Heinrich Hoffmann photograph. This photo appears to be a pre 1950(?) photograph of the original by Hoffmann. The photo shows Rudolf Heß and 3 other gentlemen in front of an open cockpit.

The 11.2cm x 4.8cm label on the reverse reads "Foto: Heinrich Hoffmann". I cropped this label and pasted it on the front to reduce the size of the file.

Paper measures approximately
29cm x 19.5cm (11.5" x 7.75")

Actual photograph measures approximately
25cm x 18cm (9.75" x 7")
L316 $50.00
NM Photographic re-print of an early Heinrich Hoffmann photograph. This photo appears to be a pre 1950(?) photograph of the original by Hoffmann. The photo shows Adolf Hitler affectionately cupping the head of Rudolf Heß's adolescent son during a visit to their home.

The 11.2cm x 4.8cm label on the reverse reads "Adolf Hitler visiting Heß's home." with "Foto: Heinrich Hoffmann" below. I cropped this label and pasted it on the front to reduce the size of the file.

Paper measures approximately
29cm x 19.5cm (11.5" x 7.75")

Actual photograph measures approximately
21cm x 18cm (8.45" x 7")
L311 $50.00
NM Photographic re-print of Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Heß, and Franz Xaver Schwarz.

This photo appears to be a pre 1950(?) photograph of the original taken by Gerd Heidemann. The photo shows Adolf Hitler with his deputy Rudolf Heß and Reichsschatzmeister der NSDAP (National Treasurer of the NSDAP) Franz Xaver Schwarz. Schwarz was eventually promoted to the rank of SS-Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer and was one of only 4 holders of that rank. All 3 men wear casual clothing and appear to be enjoying themselves.

The 11.2cm x 4.8cm label on the reverse reads "Hitler und Heß's" with "Foto: Gerd Heidemann" below. This is the only photograph of the group that's written purely in German...the rest are in English.

I cropped this label and pasted it on the front to reduce the size of the file.

Paper measures approximately
29cm x 19.5cm (11.5" x 7.75")

Actual photograph measures approximately
26cm x 17.5cm (10.25" x 7")
L317 $50.00
M Color photograph taken from a German Battleship.

Printed on Kodak paper, this photo is actually a shot taken of another photo or page from a magazine...if you look close you can see where the original picture was folded. I'm not sure when this was done or who would have done it, but I do know the Germans had access to Kodak paper, and the paper does not fluoresce under black light so it was probably done in the late 40's early 50's Germany.

Approximately 12.5cm x 9cm (5" x 3.5")
L252 $10.00
SS SS SS ORIGINAL PERIOD PHOTOGRAPHS AND POST CARDS SS SS
F Period photo of SS Obersturmbannführer Kastner inspecting personnel. Name and date are on the back.

Approximately 9cm x 6cm. (3.5" x 2.25")
SS317 $15.00
PHOTOS PHOTOS ORIGINAL WWII PERIOD PHOTOGRAPHS PHOTOS PHOTOS
NM Period Photograph of Adolf Wagner, Gauleiter (District Leader) of München-Oberbayern, with his Stellvertretender (Deputy) Otto Nippold (behind), in Bad Tölz on June 16, 1935.

Born on October 1st, 1890, Wagner served in WWI as an officer in the German Army. He was an active member of the Nazi Party from its earliest days. He was appointed Gauleiter of several districts including München-Oberbayern where he served as "Master of Ceremonies" for the annual commemorations of the failed coup or "Beer Hall Putsch" which took place on November 9th of each year. Wagner died in April of 1944 after suffering a stroke that incapacitated him 2 years earlier.
Approximately 6cm x 8.5cm (2.5" x 3.5")

I'd like to thank Michael Miller of "Axis Biographical Research" for his help identifying the figures in this photo. Mike is also the author of "Leaders of the SS & German Police, Volume I" (Roger Bender Publishing 2006)
L246 $75.00
NM Period Photograph of US POW Camp for German Prisoners. The stamp on the back of the photo reads "P. W. CAGE FULL OF KRAUTS" and "COPYRIGHTED NOV. 10, 1954, - G. E. METCALF" on the reverse.
Approximately 9cm x 6cm. (3.5" x 2.25")
L244 $20.00
NM Period portrait of a Panzer Soldier wearing the Rare Panzer Crash Helmet. Very crisp photo of a young Panzer EM dressed in a black Panzer wrap and a beautiful Panzer Crash Helmet.
Approximately 8.5cm x 11.5cm (3.25" x 4.5")
L183 $75.00
NM Period Archive Photo of the 1939 Christmas party at the reserve-infirmary I in Prag.
Approximately 18cm x 13cm (7" x 5")
L069a $40.00
E++ Rarely seen COLOR photo of a ship in Italian waters ship during WWI.
Approximately 16.5cm x 11cm (5.75" x 6.75")
L136 $25.00
NM Rarely seen COLOR photo of a soldier looking through Binoculars- Italy.
Approximately 16.5cm x 11cm (5.75" x 6.75")
L139 $25.00
POST CARDS POSTCARDS AND COLLECTOR'S CARDS POST CARDS
NM Period Post Card issued during the French Rhineland occupation.

The French brought in a large number of black troops, who were used to guard Germans pressed into forced labor. This was meant to further humiliate the Germans. It is important to take note of the fact, that in those years every Western nation considered Negroes to be inferior to the white race. The inscription reads : Deutsche vergesst nie (Germans, don't ever forget ) Durch Generationen Sklaven-Arbeit (Generations of slave labor) This card was meant to remind Germans of the hardships and humiliations endured in the French occupied areas and to keep alive the will to resist.
Approximately 16.5cm x 11cm (5.5" x 3.5")
L141 $55.00
PERIOD RE-PRINTS PERIOD RE-PRINTS AND POST WAR COPPIES POST WAR COPPIES
NM Period re-print of riffle training.

Approximately 18cm x 13cm (7" x 5")
L069f $20.00
NM Period re-print of Wehrmacht troop inspections.

Approximately 18cm x 13cm (7" x 5")
L069g $20.00
NM Period re-print of civilians visiting a barracks during Armed Forces Day.

Approximately 18cm x 13cm (7" x 5")
L069h $20.00
NM Period re-print of several Wehrmacht men sitting down for tea.

Approximately 18cm x 13cm (7" x 5")
L068d $20.00
NM Period re-print of Julius Streicher and several other officials at a Party Rally.

Approximately 20cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
L069j $20.00
NM Period re-print of Rudolf Heß with the Soviet Russian Foreign Minister Molotov. A unique photographic document.

Approximately 20cm x 25.5cm (8" x 10")
L068e $20.00
NM Period re-print of a soldier reading in the recreational room of his barracks. Each unit had a recreational room in their building equipped with a radio (Volksempfänger), books, games (Chess, Mensch Ärgere Dich Nicht, etc.) and newspapers, where their soldiers could relax after duty. This was meant as a cultural alternative to the soldier’s canteen (Mannschaftskantine) where soldiers from all units of the barracks could sit, drink, and eat Most garrison towns also had so-called Soldier's homes (Soldatenheim), mostly operated by the churches, offering cultural theme evenings, dances, live music performances, literature readings etc. These were outside of the barracks and could only be visited by the soldiers who had a pass to leave the barracks or the permission to live outside of the barracks.

Approximately 18cm x 13cm (7" x 5")
L069d $20.00


SOLD PHOTOGRAPHS AND POST CARDS FOR REFERENCE

NM 20 Piece Photograph (mini postcard) Grouping of the Obersalzburg Complex.

I was told that these photos came from a larger grouping that belonged to the Commander of the US Forces in Germany "Northern Area Command" between 1945 and 1950. The set features 20 55mm x 85mm (approximately 2" x 3" inch) photographs including several that were available on full sized post cards and/or taken by Nazi photographers Heinrich Hoffman and Ernst Baumann.

The first group features several views of the Eagle's Nest or Kehlsteinhaus (House on the Kehlstein Mountain) from the main road as it approaches the tunnel and elevator entrance(1), including 2 views looking in and out of the entrance portal(2 & 3) which is constructed from local "Untersberg marble" from the Untersberg Mountain(8 & 9). There's also a view from inside the tunnel(4) it's self as it bore 407 feet into the mountain before reaching a circular room from which visitors entered the brass elevator car that took them on a 407 foot ride straight up to the Eagle's Nest.
The main reception room(5) is pictured next featuring the infamous fireplace on the right made from exquisite red Italian marble which was a gift from Mussolini, and an oriental rug that was given as a gift from the Japanese ambassador.

Next is a small grouping of photos featuring the "Haus Wachenfeld" before and after it was transformed into Hitler's home the "Berghof". This group includes a summer view(6) from the east as it appeared in 1933-1936 followed by a wintry view(7) some time after the completion of the kitchen and dining hall in 1939. These photos were probably taken from the Hotel Zum Türken. Inside there are 2 pictures of the conference or "Great Room"(11) including the magnificent view of the Untersberg mountains as seen through the famous grand picture window(9) that could be lowered into the basement for an unobstructed view(8) of the mountains. Next is a photograph of Hitler's office(10) on the 1st floor (2nd floor to Americans), followed by 2 more sitting rooms(14 & 17), and finally 2 photos of the ruins with "Bormann's tree" clearly visible at the end of the drive way(18 & 20).

Next we see a famous view of Göring's house(13) followed by an even more famous wintry photo of Bormann's house(15) that was taken by Nazi photographer Ernst Baumann. There are 2 before and after (the 1945 bombing) photos of the SS Kaserne (SS barracks) in the foreground with the enormous Platterhof Complex, garage, and staff quarters in the center and the majestic Watzmann and Hochkalter mountains rising in the distance(12 & 16). And finally we see a view of Berchtesgaden's fabled Mount Watzmann(19) as seen from the Bahnhofstraße with an unidentified church(?) in the foreground.
L245 $175.00
NM 4 Piece Photograph Grouping of the 9.November "Munich March" Commemorating the Failed Beer Hall Putsch of 1923.

Following their rise to power in 1933, Hitler officially declared 9.November an annual German national holiday. From this day forward the Nazi Party hierarchy commemorated the attempted Putsch by conducting a huge "Blutzuege" (blood train) celebration in Munich. Beginning at midday, Hitler and the surviving members of the original group, including the Freikorps fighters (minus General Ludendorff) marched from the Bürgerbräukeller (citizen brew cellar) over the Ludendorf Bridge to the Feldherrnhalle reenacting the original march when Hitler, Göring, General Ludendorff and approximately 60 members of the SA failed in their attempted squash a plot by the Bavarian separatist to secede from Germany. The flag they carried that night was soaked with the blood of those who fell during the failed Putsch. It was to become known as the "Blood Flag" which took on a "sacred" and mystical symbolism. This flag was carried at the head of the procession by the likes of Julius Streicher and was used by Hitler to consecrate new coulors and standartes. It was said that Hitler acted as a priestly medium transmitting the magical essence of the old sacred symbol through his body and into the new ones.

All 4 of these extraordinary and historically significant photographs were taken by Heinrich Hoffman himself, the NSDAP's official photographer. Each of the 4 photos measure 35mm x 115mm (approximately 3.25" x 4.5" inches) and feature a blue ink stamp that reads "Nachdruck jeder Art verboten! (copies of any type are forbidden!) Alleinhersteller (lone manufacturer) H. HOFFMANN (Heinrich Hoffman) München, Amalienstr. 25" (street address of the photography studio in Munich).
L248 $350.00
NM 2 Piece Photograph Grouping of the Annual 9.November "Der Letze Appell" (The Last Call) Ceremony Commemorating the 16 Fallen Nazi Martyrs who were killed during the failed Beer Hall Putsch in 1923.

On each evening of 9.November following the "Munich March", Hitler would conduct a torch lit oath ceremony in front of the Feldherrnhalle with 16 smoking obelisks, each of which bore the name of one of the fallen Nazi Martyrs of the Beer Hall Putsch. This ceremony was also conducted for SS recruits who were ordered to pledge their oath before the memorial, giving their "blood and life to Hitler for all times". During this ceremony a voice intoned the 16 names as a thousand voices chanted "Hier" (present) after each one.

Both of these photographs have numbers written in pencil and the photographer's studio stamp on the reverse which reads "OTHMAR von FLADUNG (photographer's name) Amtl. Bildberichterstatter (picture reporter) München, Kalbachstraße 51 a (street address of the photography studio in Munich).
L247 $200.00
NM 4 Photos of Prisoners and Bodies at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp at Lüneburg Heath. Bergen-Belsen was an infamous Nazi concentration camp that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews over 60 years ago. In 1943 Bergen-Belsen was initially set up as a detention camp (Aufenthaltslager) for prisoners who held foreign passports and were thus eligible to be traded for German citizens being held in Allied internment camps. A section for sick prisoners, who could no longer work in the Nazi forced labor camps, was set aside in March 1944. In 1945, when World War II was drawing to a close, civilian prisoners were evacuated from other concentration camps as Russian troops advanced westward.Thousands of these prisoners had been brought to the Bergen-Belsen camp which was not equipped to handle such a large number of people. Finally, Bergen-Belsen itself was right in the middle of the war zone where bombs were falling and Allied planes were strafing the Autobahn and the railroads. British and Germans troops were doing battle on the Lüneburg heath right outside the camp. In February 1945, the situation at Bergen-Belsen became catastrophic when a typhus epidemic broke out in the crowded camp where a typhoid epidemic was already claiming thousands of lives. Each photo measures approximately 12cm x 8cm (4.5 x 3.25 inches) with the photography studio's stamp on the reverse.
Polski Zaktad Fotograficzny
R. Milowanski-M. Sierakowski
Bardowik ul. Slaska 2
K. Lüneburg
L242 $300.00
NM- 5 Photos of Ghetto Jews. Each photo measures approximately 9cm x 6cm (3.5 x 2.5 inches) 2 have a little glue and gray paper on the back from being pasted in a photo album, one of which has some writing with the date 1941. Another says "Juden Mark" on the front.

Approximately 11cm x 8cm (4.5" x 3.25")
L243 $175.00
NM 13 Photos of Jews in a Ghettos, Concentration Camps, and a Train Car to Dachau. The photo of the train car was taken by the US with a stamp on the reverse that reads:
DACHAU-NEARLY ALL OF A TRAINLOAD OF
PRISONERS STARVED TO DEATH ENROUTE TO
THIS ??? CITY CAMP.
COPYRIGHTED NOV. 10, 1945,-G.E. METCALF.

2 sizes at approximately 9cm x 6cm (3.75 x 2.5 inches) and 7.5cm x 6cm (3 x 2.5 inches) 8 of the other 12 photos have writing and dates on the back.
L238 $250.00
NM Waffen SS EM Soldier's Portrait/Postcard. Personalized photo with a very nice close up of his Runic collar tab. It's the embroidered type, note one of the runes is slightly crooked. Very significant period photo showing every piece of cloth insignia was not perfect! He has written "Zur ewigen Erinnerung an Deinen Kam. Haller. Kam." (For eternal remembrance of your comrade Haller) Nice Prag photo studio ink stamp on the back as well. Very minor age yellowing, excellent condition otherwise. Measures 136 mm X 85 mm. SS455 $68.00
NM Photo grouping of a Waffen SS Soldier hung by Russian Soldiers. The story is written on the back of the 2 "negative proofs." They measure 76 mm X 17 mm combined. Documented by Mikhail Shoya, Ukrainian Front on Feb. 2nd 1944. The SS man had killed 53 Red soldiers. His lifeless body has a sign dangling from his neck warning other "traitors" of their fate if discovered. Very gruesome and Rare group of photos depicting the brutal reality of war. The large photo measures 88 mm X 60 mm. Minor yellowing from age. SS459 $195.00
NM 1939 Associated Press Archive photo of Hitler. Black and white, 8 1/2 X 6 1/2. Hitler surrounded by SS and a crowd of onlookers as he presents his fee at the winter relief fund. Associated Press ink stamp on the back under a typed description in English. L135 $145.00
NM 8x10 original SS-PK Press Archive, attack of Sewastopol (info on back) L069k $145.00
NM 8x10 original SS-PK Press Archive, Panzer Advance on Warsaw L069l $175.00
NM 8x10 original SS-PK Press Archive, attack of Sewastopol (info on back) L069m $145.00
E- Period photo of SS General Phelps, Otto Kumm, and Eberhardt. Prinz Eugen Division, with several Archive stamps on the back. Some minor water damage but could easily be restored. SS318 $95.00
NM Period photo of 6 SS Officers eating, the closest has an SS 1 bullion collar tab ! SS319 $20.00
E Original period SS postcard (approximately 4"x 6") with LAH Mounted Kettle drummer, with incredible drum cover. SS133 $45.00
E++ SD-SS Police Post Card, 5 1/2 X 4 inch. 1 small scratch on far right soldiers helmet. SS326 $55.00
NM SD-SS Police Post Card, 5 1/2 X 4 inch. Nice crisp detail! SS327 $60.00
SS138 E Period photo of SS EM in his field dress. Named and dated on back. (3"x 5") SS138 $45.00
E 3x5 SS HJ photo of a young man with a Russian Cyrillic yccp ink stamp on the back. SS212 $50.00
SS134 NM Period photo/postcard of SS NCO in his field dress.(3"x 5"). SS134 $36.00
E+ SS Polizei Division "Katscher" Cartoon Postcard. Nice purple SS Polizei ink stamp and postal cancelation dated July 30th 1940. Tiny piece of one corner is gone. SS390 $75.00
NM Photo of an Elderly Jewish Man Digging. It appears that a German Officer has made an example of this Jewish man as German(?) civilians witness. Looking closely with a loop it's possible to see the looks on their faces. Some show concern, some disgust, and one man looks to be laughing as the German Officer shouts back at the crowd. L237 $30.00
NM Hitler Portrait/Postcard at Podium. Very early postcard that has remnants of a "tin type" or metallic sheen. 150 mm X 106 mm, no yellowing, marked Photo-Hoffmann München Freidrichsts.34. Pristine! L185 $125.00
E++ Hitler Shaking the hands of German Women. Period photo removed from a scrapbook with quite a bit of black paper and adhesive still on the back. Notice the entire crowd is women, except for the SS guards below. 128 mm X 177 mm glossy with very minor spotting along one edge. Incredibly well preserved! L187 $147.00
NM 5x7 original photo of Hitler with August von Mackensen and Reichswehr General Werner von Blomberg waving to the crowd gathered at a parade. L068f $55.00
NM 5x7 period photo of Göring. L068c $45.00
NM- 5 Photos of Hung Partisans. 4 sizes from left to right...
58mm x 58mm (2.25 x 2.254 inches)
88mm x 58mm (3.5 x 2.25 inches)
2 proofs at 26mm x 77mm (1 x 3 inches)
58mm x 45mm (2.25 x 1.75 inches)
L240 $300.00
NM Hung Soviet Partisans Photo. This measures 85 mm X 62 mm and shows three Partisans hung at a make shift Gallows by German troops. They each have a sign dangling from their neck warning others of this same fate. In the back ground is a large crowd of spectators. Very grisly depiction of War! Minor age yellowing but otherwise pristine. L195 $150.00
NM Jewish Concentration Camp Band. I received this with an assorted lot of Auschwitz camp items. 138mm X 89mm period photo of the Camp Musicians. Have you seen the movie "The Gray Zone?" They look like the band playing at the entrance of the gas chamber. This is a very macabre photo document. Highly sought by historians researching camp life. Minor age yellowing-mostly on the back. L200 $145.00
E++ Jews at the Lüneburg Camp. 117 mm X 82 mm period photo of a prisoner inside the concentration camp. Ink stamped on the back is "Polski Zaktad Fotografiezny, R Milowanski- M Sierakowski, Bardowik ul. Slaska 2 K. Lüneburg." Age yellowing and spotting. L182 $95.00
NM Original 5x7 Archive of first the V.W. on parade. L069b $65.00
NM 5 X 3 1/2 inch color photos of a Luftwaffe Knight's Cross w/ Oak leaves Winner and his dachshund. L137 $65.00
NM Panzer Soldier Portrait. This measures 87 mm X 61 mm and shows a young Panzer EM dressed in a nice black Panzer wrap with an over sized, pink piped, pointed collar. Dated Dec. 25th 1940 (Christmas) with a black ink stamp on the back. He has written in blue ink at the bottom of the photo "Im Dezember 1940" Nice period photo of what appears to be a custom made M-40 style tunic. If you have one similar that an "expert" has told you is fake, you need this picture! Minor yellowing from age. L184 $75.00
E++ WWI Photo/Postcard of Soldiers in Remagen Germany in 1919. They appear to be enjoying a beer and a toast. 138 mm X 87 mm with ink stamped lines for addressing, otherwise unmarked. Some aging and yellowing but otherwise still in great shape! L186 $35.00
E++ 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch photo of Karl Herzog at a gathering on 4-20-40. Nice original with pencil written notes and a Polish Archives ink stamp on the back. Very good condition! L160 $20.00
NM 5 X 3 1/2 inch color photo of a Wehrmacht Recon Officer wearing his Knight's Cross. L140 $65.00
E+ Postcard for the Completion of 1000 km of the Autobahn 0n September 23, 1936. This post card features a picture of Hitler taking the first shovel full of dirt at the beginning of construction of the Autobahn on September 23, 1933 while his cohorts look proudly over his shoulder. This card was used with writing on the back in pencil, with a Berlin and a very nice Reichsbund Der Kinderreichen cancellation stamp dated February 12, 1937. L234 $75.00
M Postcard promoting a "Day in the NSDAP General Government." This un-issued postcard features the 1 year anniversary of Krakau ink stamp dated August 15-17, 1941 with an oil portrait of a German Soldier wearing an M18 Helmet. L235 $45.00
M Postcard promoting a "Day in the NSDAP General Government." This un-issued postcard features a Krakau ink stamp dated August 13-15, 1943 on the back and a dramatic oil painting showing a soldier carrying a comrade through the battlefield with "Nicht Du hist der Maßstab!
Sondern die Front!" (You are not the Standard! (by which things are measured) But the Front!" underneath.
L236 $45.00
M- Postcard celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the General Government in Lublin. This simple post card features a very nice Lublin ink stamp dated October 26, 1941 over 2 Hitler stamps. Other than a small stain in the lower left corner, this card is MINT! L233 $30.00
NM Postcard with 2 LAH Guards at the Reichschancelery entrance. Pristine original card with no writing or cancellations! Marked AH-Hamburg-Berlin Nr.A. 113. Photo. Verlag:Hans Andres, Berlin W 15 on the back. Very minor age yellowing. Best I have seen! L175 $95.00
NM Berlin 700 Year Anniversary Post Card. Very full vibrant color remains on this rare piece. Portrays the different Berlin "Crests" used from 1253 to 1937. Bottom right corner bears the name Pechtold, the artist. Hardly any age discoloration-INCREDIBLE!!! L167 $75.00
NM 1935 photo/postcard of Hitler and a little girl, 5 1/2 X 3 1/2. There is glue on the back from being mounted in a photo album. L142 $65.00
NM "Hitler Youth Marching Band" card for cigarette album Nr.8 Deutschland Erwacht. 4 3/4 X 3 1/4 inch. L145 $25.00
E- 4 Post Cards from the Russo-Japanese War. One is in color, a "Russian POW Officer in Japan". The other 3 are black and white, featuring the Japanese Battle Ship "Katori" a meeting of Russian and Japanese officers under a flag of truce, and Russian soldiers in a trench at the Battle of Liao Yang. All are unused and have minor aging, and a few water spots, but still very nice. L158 $45.00
NM 8x10 photo of Max Schmelling with other Para troopers. Period re-print with studio markings on back. L068a $45.00
E 8x10 period re-print of an early party rally with Hitler, Himmler, and Göring. Minor folds and tears at bottom. L068b $45.00
NM 5x7 period re-print of a poster inviting the population to come and visit the youngest soldiers of Großdeutschland (greater Germany) in the Rheinland Kaserne in Ettlingen on the armed forces day. L069c $20.00
NM 5x7 re-print, 2 pictures of Hitler's car. L069e $25.00