1933 Print Hans Von Seeckt German Military Officer War Portrait Weimar FZ1

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This is an original 1933 halftone print portrait of Hans von Seeckt, the German officer known for organizing the Reichswehr during the Weimar Republic. The caption writes, "This distinguished gentleman founded the Reichswehr, built it up to the most efficient army of its size in Europe and laid down the plan of what it would like to expand to when the Versailles Treaty limitations are lifted. Political pressure forced his retirement in 1926."

Photography by Margaret Bourke-White. Bourke-White was born in the Bronx, New York. Her interest in photography was propelled by her father's love of cameras, and her quest for self-improvement. Bourke-White became the first female war correspondent, and the first female photographer for Life magazine. She became the staff photographer and associate editor for Fortune from 1929 to 1935. During World War II, she took images in the combat zones, and was the only foreign photographer in Moscow when the German forces invaded; she was able to capture the ensuing battle. She is known for her images of Gandhi, and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Her images portray amazing depth, and wonderful contrast, and can be seen in the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern At, the Library of Congress, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

CONDITION

This 78+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 5.5 inches; 8 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Military, Militarism, Military Officer, Officer

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