The photo has been pasted in an album and has been removed. Glue remnants / thins at back of the photo.
Gustav Husak,1913-91, Czechoslovakian political leader. A member of the Communist party from 1933, he helped to lead the Slovak national uprising against the German occupation in World War II. After the war he held government and party posts. During the 1951 party purges, he was arrested and imprisoned. He was released in 1960, and was allowed to rejoin the party in 1963. A critic of party secretary Antonin Novotny, he called for political liberalization and Slovakian national autonomy.
Following Novotny’s resignation, Husak became (1968) deputy premier and was an architect of the 1968 reforms. After the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union (Aug., 1968), he became increasingly pro-Soviet. In Apr., 1969, he replaced Alexander Dubcek as Communist party secretary. He renewed Czechoslovakia’s ties with the Soviet Union and reinstituted strong party control over the Czech economy, state, and society. “
collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Old China: Girls with Lily Feet: “Imperial China: b/w vintage postcard of a traditional Chinese family, 3 generations. The ladies with lily feet in traditional shoes.
Scarce postcard, printed in Japan, distributed in Manchuria.”
Collectibles Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA. Great portrait postcard of Brigitte Helm. Original autograph.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Brigitte Helm became famous when she acted – along with Gustav Fröhlich – in Fritz Lang’s classic movie ‘Metropolis’.
Brigitte Helm (March 17, 1908 – June 11, 1996) was a German actress. After Metropolis, Helm made over 30 films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.
Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).
In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career.”
Friedensreich Hundertwasser autograph on artist postcard (Edition Gruener Janura AG), depicting the painting Rainy Day in Siam, painted in 1976/77.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
10,5 x 14,7 cm, very good condition, adhesive tape remnant at center of reverse.
Friedrich Stowasser (1928 –2000), better known by his pseudonym Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, was an Austrian-born New Zealand visual artist and architect who also worked in the field of environmental protection.
Hundertwasser stood out as an opponent of “a straight line” and any standardization, expressing this concept in the field of building design. His best known work is the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, Austria which has become a notable place of interest in the Austrian capital, characterised by imaginative vitality and uniqueness.
“Lotte Lehmann Autograph on Studio Photo by Setzer, Wien. Embossed studio stamp. Dedication: „ Frau Kaspar zur Erinnerung an Lotte Lehmann „, violett ink.
Very fine condition. 3.2 x 5.1 inches. Certificate of Authenticity.
The German soprano Lotte Lehmann (1888 – 1976) is considered to be one of the finest singing actresses of all time.
In 1914, she joined the Vienna State Opera, where she sang in the premieres of a number of Strauss’s operas, Ariadne auf Naxos (1916), Die Frau ohne Schatten (1919), Intermezzo, (1924), and Arabella (1933) as well as Vienna premiers of several operas of Puccini. Lehmann made her debut in London in 1914, and from 1924 to 1935 she performed regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
She also appeared regularly at the Salzburg Festival (1926-1937), performing with Arturo Toscanini, among other conductors. She also gave recitals there accompanied by the conductor Bruno Walter.
In 1930, Lehmann made her US debut in Chicago as Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre. ”
Leo Katz: Postcard sent by Leo Katz to Mr. Charles Bieger c/o L. J. Katz in New York.
The postcard shows the Waiting Room at New Union Station, Washington D. C.
Clear signature. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Leo Katz studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna Austria between 1905-1909. He traveled extensively and continued his studies while painting portraits between 1910-1914.
Between 1915 and 1921 Leo Katz painted many famous portrait studies including those of the Vanderlip family. Mr Frank Vanderlip later sponsored Leo to come to the United States where he then taught the first courses on Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum in NY and completed a one man show of portraits at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.