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Cigarette card with a photo of Hitler greeting a young girl and her grandfather 2012.68.4 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, United States

Cigarette card, Hier, mein Fuhrer, ist mein Enkelkind, from series 15, ADOLF HITLER - Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers [Adolf Hitler - Pictures of the Life of the Führer), card 57, from group 64, sereis 15, about 1936. The card features a black and white photograph of an older man presenting his young granddaughter to Adolf Hitler. 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 album for this series has text and photo captions that tell the story of Hitler's life from birth in 1899, to his 1933 appointment as Chancellor, and then Fuhrer of Germany.

Cigarette card, Hier, mein Fuhrer, ist mein Enkelkind, from series 15, ADOLF HITLER - Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers [Adolf Hitler - Pictures of the Life of the Führer), card 57, from group 64, sereis 15, about 1936. The card features a black and white photograph of an older man presenting his young granddaughter to Adolf Hitler. 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 album for this series has text and photo captions that tell the story of Hitler's life from birth in 1899, to his 1933 appointment as Chancellor, and then Fuhrer of Germany.

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  • Title: Cigarette card with a photo of Hitler greeting a young girl and her grandfather 2012.68.4 front
  • 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., Cigarette cards--Germany. Heads of state--Germany--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 depicts Adolf Hitler in a plain suit with a Reichsadler lapel pin, seated with his face turned right and his right arm extended to touch the chin of a young girl with long, blonde braids, wearing a checked shirt. An elderly man stands behind the girl with his hands on her shoulders, looking down at her and smiling. The head of a man in a Nazi uniform is in the upper left and there are leafy trees and a distant mountain in the background. The back of the card records the title, picture and group number, with a paragraph of German fraktur text., Small, rectangular paper card with a halftone photographic print with white borders treated to look like a glossy photograph. It depicts Adolf Hitler in a plain suit with a Reichsadler lapel pin, seated with his face turned right and his right arm extended to touch the chin of a young girl with long, blonde braids, wearing a checked shirt. An elderly man stands behind the girl with his hands on her shoulders, looking down at her and smiling. The head of a man in a Nazi uniform is in the upper left and there are leafy trees and a distant mountain in the background. The back of the card records the title, picture and group number, with a paragraph of German fraktur text.

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