World Exhibition - Paris 1937
If you are not familiar with this Nazi three-dimensional book, you need to know that it
consists of a well-written text by E.P. Frank on the subject of the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937.
There are 3D photos interspersed on black pages throughout the text, and the text
is written in its entirety in the German, English and French languages (three separate sections).
I know of no other way for a history buff to observe a three-dimensional view of the
magnificent Nazi exhibit hall near the Eiffel Tower or the record breaking streamlined
Mercedes-Benz automobile on display inside the hall.
Naturally, the subject of the World Expo in Paris in 1937 covers a wide range. Among the
100 three-dimensional views are general views of the entire exhibition with special emphasis
on the German Pavilion and its contents. All the photos have captions in German, English and French.
German industrial power and innovation took center stage in 1937 with notable exhibits
of Mercedes-Benz cars and engines, science, electronics, toys, glass, ceramics,
optical equipment, art, furniture, musical instruments, etc.
The ubiquitous swastika emblem of Nazi Germany is as expected,
evident everywhere in the background, in flags, wallpaper, iron railings, etc.
111 pages, german text, 100 original stereographs (5" x 2-2/7") by
Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann, Reichsbildberichterstatter der NSDAP.
Thick bevelled boards with four recesses to hold the metal viewer (missing) and photographs.
Approx/Measurements: 11-3/4" x 8-1/4" ~2.85 lbs.
from E. P. Frank, Paris
Published by Raumbild Verlag Otto Schönstein, Diessen am Ammersee
Overall condition of this stereoview book is near fine, with minor rubbing to boards,
free front endpaper creased, name and date on fly leaf, recess for the metal viewer
lightly damaged, the stereo pictures are in near mint condition.
The stereoviewer is missing, but you can use any
other from the series of Schönstein books.
All pages are complete and tight in the binding.
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