An extensive group of World War I aviation photographs from a German aviator's album
Lot 3225
An extensive group of World War I aviation photographs from a German aviator's album
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£890 - 1,500
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An extensive group of World War I aviation photographs from a German aviator's album
Including some 74 photographs removed from an album, most glued down to the original colored paper. Comprising: 1) 45 black and white photographs in various formats from 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" to 4 1/2"x 6 1/4", but most in the larger sizes, and depicting German aircraft and aviators, most on the ground, some wrecked; interesting examples include: one labeled Kampf Flieger Lentnant Ernst Utet (sic), the ace depicted standing in front of his plane; a group of four unidentified aviators in front of an aircraft; an unidentified shrine to a fallen German aviator incorporating part of his aircraft; several scarce images of the AGO C1, on the ground and in the air and including one wrecked and upside down; an image of an Albatross D-1 painted as a shark with scales, teeth and eye; a small format image of two French flyers in front of an aircraft painted with the grim reaper, a sun and the motto Risque Tout. 2) 12 aerial reconnaissance photographs, most 5"x 7"; official images notated in white with the photographer, location, etc., all from 1918; also included are 17 photographs depicting mountainous landscapes, probably in Bavaria, three with German soldiers; aerial views of two castles, etc.
Condition: Most laid down on colored paper.
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  2. Wes Sparling
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