Lot 5688

HJ-Obergebietsführer Willi Blomquist – a photograph album with approx. 115 photographs as HJ leader

International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots


Neutral photograph album, dimensions approx. 31 x 22 cm, with roughly 115 photographs from his time as Gebietsführer, starting with the review of a parade together with Baldur von Schirach as well as HJ and SS leaders, pictures of laying a foundation stone with von Schirach, several close shots, pictures of a major HJ convention in Hanover with von Schirach, photographs of HJ boys in winter uniform with collection boxes, Blomquist and others in long HJ coats on their way through a forest, a long photograph of the christening of a boat of the Navy HJ with a military band, a picture of a man covered with a black leaf (HJ comrade?), Blomquist as speaker in front of students and during the inspection of an arts and crafts school, numerous pictures of the HJ and BDM youth camp Grünenplan 1936, including tents, bivouacs, morning roll call, athletic competitions, music, at the radio equipment, HJ paramedics, food distribution, etc., a fine photograph of Blomquist in uniform with dagger for HJ leaders, all pictures providing a good insight into the daily routine of an HJ tent camp. Also several photographs taken in an HJ hostel, an HJ parade and a military band in town, a topping-out ceremony and photographs of a Hanomag Rekord car that obviously crashed into a garden fence. Almost all pictures with photographer’s stamp on the reverse. The photographs and postcards have different sizes, such as 8 x 6 cm, 14 x 8 cm, 17 x 12 cm etc. All pictures are very rare. In good condition with traces of age.

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