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Photograph - Max Planck, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of England, Albert Einstein, Dr H. Dietrich, German Finance Minister, Mr Schmitz of I.G. Farben, and Dr Curtis, German Foreign Minister
  • Max Planck, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of England, Albert Einstein, Dr H. Dietrich, German Finance Minister, Mr Schmitz of I.G. Farben, and Dr Curtis, German Foreign Minister
    Salomon, Erich Dr, born 1886 - died 1944
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Max Planck, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of England, Albert Einstein, Dr H. Dietrich, German Finance Minister, Mr Schmitz of I.G. Farben, and Dr Curtis, German Foreign Minister

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    The Hague (photographed)

  • Date:

    28 July 1931 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Salomon, Erich Dr, born 1886 - died 1944 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin-silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John and Judith Hillelson 2003

  • Museum number:

    E.130-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 989, box D

Known as the 'king of indiscretion', Erich Salomon was a key figure in modern photojournalism. In 1927 he switched from a large-format press camera to an Ermanox, a recently introduced hand-held camera that enabled him to work in secret and without flash. He took this image on 28 July 1931 at the German Chancellery in Berlin. Herman Schmitz (to the right of the central figure of Einstein) was founder of the company I.G. Farben, which manufactured the gas used at Auschwitz, where Salomon and his family were murdered.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a group of men; Max Planck, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of England, Albert Einstein, Dr H. Dietrich, German Finance Minister, Mr Schmitz of I.G. Farben, and Dr Curtis, German Foreign Minister. They are dressed in white tie and ate seated around a table, smoking cigars and engaged in debate. The setting is lavish - a gilt frame hangs directly above Einstein's head.

Place of Origin

The Hague (photographed)

Date

28 July 1931 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Salomon, Erich Dr, born 1886 - died 1944 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin-silver print

Dimensions

Height: 18.6 cm, Width: 24.8 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph of a group of men, including Ramsay MacDonald and Albert Einstein, seated at a table, by Erich Salomon, United States, 1936-7

Labels and date

Known as the 'king of indiscretion', Erich Salomon was a key figure in modern photojournalism. In 1927 he switched from a large-format press camera to an Ermanox, a recently introduced hand-held camera that enabled him to work in secret and without flash. He took this image on 28 July 1931 at the German Chancellery in Berlin. Herman Schmitz (to the right of the central figure of Einstein) was founder of the company I.G. Farben, which manufactured the gas used at Auschwitz, where Salomon and his family were murdered. [20/02/2006]

Categories

Photographs; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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