OLYMPIC GAMES, BERLIN, 1936.
'The work 'Olympics 1936' is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 contains a fascinating account of the magnificent Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a look back at the Olympic Games since 1896 and a preview of the competition of nations in Berlin - these are sets 53 to 56. The series includes 175 images. Volume 2 contains the report on the unique experiences of the Berlin Summer Olympics in 200 pictures - these are sets 57 to 61'. This is a translation from the back of a card. These cards were issued by the Altona Tobacco Co. to celebrate Germany's great Olympic achievement in sets of 25 and 50 in two different formats. There were 9 sets in all and each set seems to made up of randomly numbered cards from the entire series - presumably this was to stimulate and maintain public interest. The cards could then be glued into large albums filled with diagrams, statistics and coloured pictures. I have tried to translate the original German captions as faithfully as possible but Google Translate and I can only achieve so much! My comments and additions are added in brackets. These pictures are published for pleasure/information/research purposes only and are not for sale or copy under any circumstances. Information in captions has been researched as thoroughly as possible but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.Read More