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Lot # 1066: 1931 "Fascist Salute for Hitler", Incredible Early Photograph of Nazi Family!

Category: Military/Political

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Premier Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/14/2019 11:30 PM to
8/3/2019 8:00 PM

When one thinks of Hitler, the time frame that comes to mind is the early 1940's or possibly the late 1930's when he first came into national power. Few images or even references to the man exist before about 1933 with this photo being the earliest we have seen of it's kind dated October 1931! The photograph shows a German family expressing their pleasure with "Handsome Adolph" after hearing one of his speeches denouncing the present German government in Berlin. They are waving a flag with a different symbol on it (not a Swastika) but giving the fascist salute that would become synonymous with evil a short time later. Issued by the International News and stamped on the back with a paper caption as well. This is one of the earliest and most important images of the birth of the Nazi regime in Germany that we have ever seen!

Size: 6x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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