Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Rare German photo books of the 1936 Olympics, including photos of Jesse Owens)

Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Rare German photo books of the 1936 Olympics, including photos of Jesse Owens)
Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Rare German photo books of the 1936 Olympics, including photos of Jesse Owens)
Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Rare German photo books of the 1936 Olympics, including photos of Jesse Owens)
Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Rare German photo books of the 1936 Olympics, including photos of Jesse Owens)
$85.00

This two-volume set commemorates the 1936 Berlin Olympics through text and photos. Printed in German, it has results, including names and statistics, for all events. Band I (Book 1) covers the Winter Olympics, while Band II (Book 2) covers the Olympics proper. The black-and-white photos were actually collector cards published by a cigarette company, Cigaretten Bilderdienst Altona-Bahrenfeld. They came free with the purchase of cigarettes, and were then glued into the book. These collectible images were popular at the time, but usually showed animals or plants; Hitler used these images of the 1936 Olympics to promote a political message. This is the original two-volume set with individual photos glued in, NOT a modern reprint.

2 volumes; tipped-in photos; blue cloth with black and gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine; former owner's name and address in Germany dated 1947. Light soiling on covers; text clean and bright. VG

SKU: 
99879672
Publication Date: 
1936
Binding: 
Hardcover
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