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Oppenheim (Felix Alexander), Photographies d'Athènes
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The album contains 20 views of the Acropolis and monuments in Athens, Greece taken by German photographer F. A. Oppenheim in 1853.
The German photographer, Felix Alexander Oppenheim (1819-1898), began his career as a lawyer. The youngest son of Martin Wilhelm Oppenheim, a banker, and his wife Rosa (née Alexander), Oppenheim was born in Königsberg. After leaving the Königsberg Altstädtische Gymnasium in 1836, Oppenheim studied law. He was acting as legal counsel for Countess Sophie von Hatzfeld against her husband, Edmund Fürst von Hatzfeldt-Wildenburg zu Trachenberg, when, in the summer of 1846, he and Dr. Arnold Mendelssohn stole a box containing documents belonging to Baroness Meyendorf, the mistress of Prince Edmund von Hatzfeld-Wildenburg, which they thought might contain information pertinent to the Hatzfeld case. The men were discovered and fled. Although Oppenheim soon turned himself into the police and was subsequently acquitted of the theft, he he could no longer practice law.
2 Linear Feet 1 album (20 photographs)
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