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Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 58 Gruppe 66
De Führer vor feinem Landhaus am Obersalzberg
Compilation No. 15
ADOLF HITLERImage No. 58 Group 66
The leader before his country house on the Obersalzberg
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo taken by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On back, glue remnants on four corners where mounted in album. Two corners thinned on back.
12 x 17 cm.
Note: The sale of this item in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.
Obersalzberg is a mountainside retreat situated above the market town of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, Germany. Located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Munich, close to the border with Austria, it is best known as the site of Adolf Hitler's former mountain residence, the Berghof (demolished) and of the mountaintop Kehlsteinhaus, popularly known in the English-speaking world as the "Eagle's Nest". The Nazi past of the place is subject of the Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg museum opened in 1999.
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.