Article Number: 1563
Hard Cover, German, Thread Stitching, 106 Pages, 2003, Institut für Buchkunst
Günter Karl Bose

Anonyme Fotografien aus Deutschland

Most of the photographs do not have dates but those that do seem to have been made between the early 1900s and the late 50s.

One interesting design characteristic is the sporadic inclusion of any numeral or identifying marks that appeared on the original print. For instance one reads: Stealit - Magnesia - AG Bln. - Pankow Florastr. 8 Weihnachten 1933, which seems to indicate the type of photo process, the company address and the photo's caption which for this was Christmas Day 1933. Many of these markings are cryptic and nonsensical while others indicate dates or location. They float in the large white space on the page due to the bottom alignment of the images.