Hardcover. Oblong octavo. Measuring 9" x 6.5". String-tied striped cloth over boards. Contains 91 sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3" to 3" x 5" affixed to stiff black pages, some with captions in English. Near fine album with some fading on the cloth with near fine or better photographs.
A photo album compiled on a trip to Germany and Russia in September 1931 via the German ship *Europa*. The ship was one of the largest German vessels built in the 1930s and had only been in operation for a year when this trip was taken. Photos taken on board show "the gang on the Europa" taking silly posed shots as well as candids of the crew and passengers. They began their trip in Berlin in October of 1931 with photos around the city of, among other things, policeman, grand buildings, and the zoological gardens. By December they had reached the U.S.S.R. shown here in wintry scenes of farms covered in snow, men in traditional Russian winter clothing, and horses pulling carts. There are photographs of women working at a river, a woman on a tractor, and an enormous mural of Stalin and Lenin's face made from flowers.
A collection of interesting German and Russian scenes before World War II.