In the back seat Rudolph Hess and Baldur von Schirach (head of the Hitler Youth).
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On front small age spot UR corner. On back, glue remnants on top side where mounted in album, some paper damage.
17 x 12 cm // 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo)
Note: The sale of this item in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.
Rudolf Walter Richard Hess (1894 –1987), was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany. After the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, Hess was appointed Deputy Führer of the NSDAP and received a post in Hitler's cabinet. He was the third most powerful man in Germany, behind only Hitler and Hermann Göring. In addition to appearing on Hitler's behalf at speaking engagements and rallies, Hess signed into law much of the legislation, including the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, which stripped the Jews of Germany of their rights in the lead-up to the Holocaust.
Heinrich Hoffmann (1885 – 1957) was a German photographer, art dealer, art collector, and magazine publisher who was for many years Adolf Hitler's official photographer and a part of his intimate circle. Historian Alan Bullock succinctly described Hoffmann as an "earthy Bavarian with a weakness for drinking parties and hearty jokes" who "enjoyed the license of a court jester" with Hitler.