One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo taken in 1934 by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Little imperfection (scratch) on picture LL corner. Back has four paper remnants on corners where mounted in album.
17 x 12 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.
Richard Walther Darré (1895 – 1953), was one of the leading Nazi "blood and soil" (German: Blut und Boden) ideologists and served as Reichsminister of Food and Agriculture from 1933 to 1942. He was an SS-Obergruppenführer and the seventh most senior officer of the SS. When the Second World War ended, Darré was the senior most SS-Obergruppenführer, with date of rank from 9 November 1934, outranked only by Heinrich Himmler and the four SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer.
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.