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Painting, "Gottlieb Heinrich Schmückert, Prussian Postmaster-General"

Friedrich Rudolf Albert Kornek1852

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The half-figure portrait shows Gottlieb Heinrich Schmückert (1790–1862) in full dress uniform 2 years after he took up the position of postmaster general, which he held until his death in 1862. Like the later postmaster general, Heinrich von Stephan, Schmückert moved through various positions within the postal administration. Among other things, he contributed significantly to the establishment of express mail in Prussia, which was a pioneer in this field as a result.

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  • Title: Painting, "Gottlieb Heinrich Schmückert, Prussian Postmaster-General"
  • Creator: Friedrich Rudolf Albert Kornek
  • Date Created: 1852
  • Location Created: Berlin, Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Öl auf Leinwand

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