Auction 102

Lot 379:

1936 OLYMPIC GAMES BROCHURES AND MAP (4)

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $200

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Lot of three booklets containing daily schedules for the 11th Olympic Games held in Berlin in 1936 and a fold-out poster promoting the Reich Exhibition Deutschland that took place from July 18th through August 16, 1936. The informational booklets are dated August 1st, 6th, and 14th. Besides detailed schedules, they contain names and records of the players and brief information about each sport type. The poster is written in three languages, French, English, and Spanish. It conveys information about an exhibition that was ‘intended to provide the hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors with a comprehensive idea of … present-day Germany’. It features a map of Berlin’s public transportation and a black and white collage of German scenery including the Cologne Cathedral, the Alps, an industrial plant, and bare-chested German workers carrying shovels. Four pieces

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