1920’s Berlin Film, Theater, & Revue Photography
1924-1936. 49 black and white silver gelatin photographic prints, varying in size and format including 3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in., 3 ¼ x 2 ¼ in., 6 x 9 in, etc. Also includes 6 offset printed postcards advertising various revues. Very good, some small stains and edgewear commensurate with age. Item #6298
A collection of publicity and behind the scenes photography from Weimar-era Berlin theater, burlesque, revue, film, and performance.
This collection includes photographs with artists’ stamps and captions written on verso as well as real photo postcards, some with notes written on verso, most blank.
Exceptional documents from a community brought together by performance and gender and sexual transgression, from a political and cultural moment that also produced the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft [Institute of Sex Research], founded by Magnus Hirschfeld and Arthur Kronfeld, a hub of early advocacy for sex education, gay rights, women’s liberation, and transgender healthcare.