Germany: circa 1940s.
Hardcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 11" x 7". String-tied brown leather over stiff paper boards with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 32 black and white commercial photographs measuring 3" x 4.5" without captions. Very good album with worn edges, rubbing, and tears with fine photographs.
A photo album of commercial Nazi propaganda photography from the early days of the regime. The photos include a portrait of a young Hitler and later one of him giving a speech with a swastika arm band. Hitler is also seen studying papers at a desk, greeting generals, and saluting a crowd of people. Other photos show Nazi soldiers holding swastika flags, crowds of smiling Germans, marching soldiers, and crowds giving the heil salute. Hitler is seen posed with a wounded veteran, in “candid” shots looking important, and addressing crowds from a car. Other Nazi officials are featured here as well as a Hitler Youth. Towards the end of the album is a photo of a book burning at the base of a large wooden cross. One of the final photos shows a group of young girls giving a heil salute to a Nazi flag at half-mast.
An interesting collection of Nazi propaganda photographs compiled by an admirer of the Nazi party.