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Cigarette card with an image of a smiling Hitler holding roses and greeting a Hitler Youth member 2012.68.8 back

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, United States

Cigarette card, Jungdeutschland begrüßt den Führer im Wahlkampf, number 166, Group 64, series 15, Adolf Hitler - Pictures of the Life of the Führer, from about 1936. The card features a black and white photograph of Hitler visiting the Richthofen Air Squadron. Cigarette cards were a popular collectible item in Germany beginning about 1920. Large albums with text, but no pictures, were published for each series and the cards were collected to be added as illustrations. The increasing popularity of the Nazi Party made them a desirable subject for a collectible card series. The album for this series has text and photo captions that tell the story of Hitler's life from his birth in 1899 to his 1933 appointment as Chancellor, and then Fuhrer, of Germany.

Cigarette card, Jungdeutschland begrüßt den Führer im Wahlkampf, number 166, Group 64, series 15, Adolf Hitler - Pictures of the Life of the Führer, from about 1936. The card features a black and white photograph of Hitler visiting the Richthofen Air Squadron. Cigarette cards were a popular collectible item in Germany beginning about 1920. Large albums with text, but no pictures, were published for each series and the cards were collected to be added as illustrations. The increasing popularity of the Nazi Party made them a desirable subject for a collectible card series. The album for this series has text and photo captions that tell the story of Hitler's life from his birth in 1899 to his 1933 appointment as Chancellor, and then Fuhrer, of Germany.

Details

  • Title: Cigarette card with an image of a smiling Hitler holding roses and greeting a Hitler Youth member 2012.68.8 back
  • Provenance: The cigarette card was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 by Martin Shallow III., The cigarette card was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 by Martin Shallow III.
  • Subject Keywords: Cigarette cards--Germany. Heads of state--Germany--Pictorial works. Nazi propaganda--Pictorial works., Cigarette cards--Germany. Heads of state--Germany--Pictorial works. Nazi propaganda--Pictorial works.
  • Type: Information Forms, Information Forms
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Small, rectangular paper card with a halftone photographic print with white borders treated to look like a glossy photograph. It has an image of a smiling, bareheaded Adolf Hitler in uniform holding a bouquet of roses and touching the chin of a young boy in a Hitler Youth uniform in the center with his back to the viewer. There are three men in uniform to the right. On the back is the title, the picture and group number, and German fraktur text., Small, rectangular paper card with a halftone photographic print with white borders treated to look like a glossy photograph. It has an image of a smiling, bareheaded Adolf Hitler in uniform holding a bouquet of roses and touching the chin of a young boy in a Hitler Youth uniform in the center with his back to the viewer. There are three men in uniform to the right. On the back is the title, the picture and group number, and German fraktur text.

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