Antique Photo of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Antique Photo: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

 

Most attractive antique photograph of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.

Size: 9,8 x 7,4 is the actual photo, 13 x 9,8 is the photo including margins.

The photograph is from pre-1900 and in fine condition. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon; it is prominently sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, and connects to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

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Albert Schweitzer Autograph 1952 Peace Nobel Price Winner

Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner

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Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner 1952

Authentic Albert Schweitzer autograph: Portrait photo-print with hand-written lines and signature.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,5 x 10,5 cm. At the upper margin at the back traces from glue can be found. The writing is slightly faded.

The text reads:

A mon table de Lambaréné à monsieur Antoine Fischer.
Albert Schweitzer. Lambaréné 2.1.1964

Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, though he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French.

Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity are noteworthy because they concern the role of Paul’s mysticism of “being in Christ” as primary in importance rather than the secondary doctrine of Justification by Faith.

He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung).
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Winifred Wagner and Wolfgang Wagner Autographs CoA

Authentic Winifred Wagner autograph on b/w portrait photo-postcard(signed 29. 09. 1979).

Additionally a Wolfgang Wagner photo with autograph (Bayreuth 2004?).

Additionally a short letter by the photographer (?), stating that Winifred Wagner otherwise didn’t give any autographs since end of World War II (which is not correct).

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The photos are approx. 10,5 x 14,5 cm (4 x 6 inches) and in good condition.

The Autographs of Winifred and Wolfgang Wagner come with Certificates of Authenticity.

Winifred Wagner (born Winifred Marjorie Williams; 23 June 1897 – 5 March 1980) was the English-born wife of Siegfried Wagner, the son of Richard Wagner, and ran the Bayreuth Festival after her husband’s death in 1930 until the end of World War II in 1945. She was a friend and supporter of Adolf Hitler (himself a Wagner enthusiast), and she and Hitler maintained a regular correspondence.

 

19. Century Measures. Scarce Antique Set from Europe.

19th Century full set of portable and stacking Measures. The exact country of origin is unknown, most probably it is Dutch.

 

19th Century Measures
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Weight: 4,4 kg ( 8.8 pounds ). Size: Diameter 4.2 inches. Height: 4.5 inches.

At the top and at the bottom are embossed coat of arms ( different patterns ).

There are no blemishes. The hinging and locking mechanism is in very fine condition too.

Very unique and unusual set in perfect condition.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph CoA

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph

 

Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Portrait trading-card by Sony, hand signed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
10,5 x 14,8 cm, very good condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929 – 2016) was an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier.
Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble, Concentus Musicus Wien, in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement.
Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera and concert performances, soon leading renowned international symphony orchestras, and appearing at leading concert halls, operatic venues and festivals.
His repertoire then widened to include composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2001 and 2003, he conducted the Vienna New Year’s Concert. Harnoncourt was also the author of several books, mostly on subjects of performance history and musical aesthetics.

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Franz Salmhofer Autograph. Famus Austrian Composer signed Sheet.

Franz Salmhofer, signed sheet of music for „Lied an die Pompadour“. Dedicated to the famous Kammersaenger Rudolf Christ. Signed on December 31st, 1955.

 

Franz Salmhofer autograph

9 x 12 inches, some aging, some foxing, vertical and horizontal centrefolds.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Franz Salmhofer (1900 –1975) was a Austrian composer, conductor and poet.

From 1929 to 1945 Salmhofer served as Kapellmeister of the Burgtheater, from 1945 to 1954 he was director of the of Vienna State Opera and followed by the Vienna Volksoper from 1956 to 1963.

Salmhofer died at age 75 in the city of his birth, Vienna, Austria.

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Artefacts of Indians: Antique Chromo Lithograph from 1902

Decorative old chromolithograph depicting 34 kinds of artefacts, produced by Indians: War flute of the Sioux, pipe of the Blackfeet Indians, tomahawk, shingle, quiver, pot of the Pueblos, spear, arrows, neckband, adornment and others.

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Size: 6,2 x 9,5 inches,

Published by Meyers, litho by Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig.

Colourful, fine condition.

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Boxer Rebellion Cover Peking to Wien, 1901. 5 10 Pfennig

Boxer Rebellion Cover Peking to Wien, 1901.

5 and 10 Pfennig stzamps on Boxer Rebellion Letter 1901: Self made cover with German 5 + 10 Pfennig stamps, tied by 1901 May 5th – cancellations. Sent to Vienna, Austria, during the Boxer upraise in Beijing.

Clean and fresh cover, clear cancellation.

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Oskar Werner Autograph from Year of his Death 1984. CoA

Oskar Werner Autograph. Hand-signed Photo 1984, in the year of his death. CoA
Oskar Werner Autograph

Oskar Werner Autograph: Signed color photo (from an earlier photo), signed in 1984, the year of his death.

4 x 6 inches, good condition.

The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Oskar Werner was 18 years old when he made his stage bow at the Burgtheater in Wien.
He was a lifelong pacifist, a pure, traditional mime, a gifted reciter.

“Werner’s definitive screen performance was the romantic intellectual Jules in Francois Truffaut’s Jules et Jim (1962), though it was his portrayal of the philosophical Dr. Schumann in Ship of Fools (1965) that earned the actor his only Oscar nomination.

His friendship with Truffaut soured after their second collaboration, Fahrenheit 451 (1967); exhibiting profound disillusionment, Truffaut complained (not without justification) that Werner had become a “cold” performer.

Oskar Werner died at the age of 62.

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