5 photograph albums containing over 500 photographs and related ephemeral items. The first three albums were created by photojournalist
Robert Sennecke and are propagandistic in nature, with images from the front showing officers, war heroes, weaponry, politicians,
and soldiers; all images are accompanied by typewritten captions. Sennecke's albums contain a mounted identification slip
from Sennecke's studio. The fourth album, created by a German grenadier, contains 210 photographs, many accompanied by extensive
handwritten descriptions; it also includes some documents and letters, a small medals, and pieces of his uniform. The fifth
album contains images depicting scenes of soldiers at work and at rest; urban and industrial scenes, including railways, sawmills,
and factories; and locations such as Verdun, Somme, La Bassee, and Flanders. As a collection, the photograph albums provide
a well-documented German perspective on World War I.
Robert Sennecke, who created three of the five albums, was a well known photojournalist in Germany during the 1920s. He was
best known for his sports photography and ran a successful agency before succumbing to mental illness in the 1930s.
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