Lot 5689

HJ-Obergebietsführer Willi Blomquist – a photograph album with approx. 110 photos as HJ leader

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

Hammer price € 2,400

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Neutral photograph album, dimensions approx. 36 x 26 cm, with approx. 110 photographs from his time as Gebietsführer, dated 6 September 1936, starting with an impressive picture of a convention, presumably the Hanover municipal hall, BDM and HJ members standing on a staircase with drums and fanfares, several party leaders visiting an exhibition there, also a picture of an exhibition stand of the Navy HJ Goeben, march through the small town, photographs of a tent camp, sports, roll calls, camp fires, HJ flag consecration by Blomquist, large march on the Hanover fairground, Gau party conference 1935, with flags and standards (Standarte Leine), HJ military band, very interesting close shots, Baldur von Schirach in a limousine, several photographs with HJ collection boxes (also Blomquist with a collection box in his hand!), two large-size photographs in close-up with Goebbels, NSKK, party and Wehrmacht leaders. Two large-size press photographs, format 24 x 18 cm, with Blomquist as well as party and RAD leaders, captioned "Jungbann Peine, 1/79", several pictures from an HJ club house, presumably in Bavaria, around Christmas time, also with Hitler holding a speech and shaking hands with some HJ members. Blomquist reviewing an HJ parade, all wearing coats and uniforms. Also pictures of a visit, probably to Malaga/Spain, all clad in civilian clothes, one picture showing a visit to the cemetery, one photograph with HJ members standing at a grave in salute formation. Almost all pictures with photographer’s stamp on the reverse. The photographs and postcards have various formats such as 8 x 6 cm, 11 x 9 cm, 14 x 10 cm etc. All pictures are very rare. In good condition with traces of age.

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