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War Time ('39-'45)

ARCHITECT's ID CARD & PHOTOs of HIS INTERIOR DESIGNS

Stock # 2251
Category: ID Cards, PROFESSIONAL CAREERS
Price: $155.00

This is a really terrific grouping, consisting of a young architect's Handwerkskarte ID, ( issued in 1935), along with four postcard-size (4x6") professional photographs of some of his interior designs talents.

The young 35 year-old architect's name was Rudolf Grossman, from beautiful Erfurt- centered about half-way between Braunschweig and Nuremberg.

The photographs appear to be of a posh/ modern meeting room with attached dining room, and a futuristic-looking bar...a combination of both deco and futuristic design (the fireplace and nook area being the rooms crowning achievement in the futurist-end).

The back of each photograph is stamped by the photographer , who was from Hamburg, so I suspect the this is also where this interior work was done
This makes good sense as Hamburg was the seaport hub of Germany and Reich elites from across the country met here on a continual basis (until the summer of 1943, when 1,000 heavy bombers dropped mega, mega-tons of incendiary bombs on the city. It's doubtful these rooms survived).

The architect's of the Reich is a fascinating area, especially when one considers all the incredibly vast building that went on from 1933-1942. It was nothing less than phenomenal- no other country, before and since, has ever built so much in such a small span of time, reaching as far north as Norway, and on down to Southern Austria.

VF+/NM