While most people think there was a large break between WWI and WWII, for the German people, the Great War really never ended. The restrictions placed after the end of WWI put so much pressure on the Germans that they immediately began sewing the seeds of rebellion that led to the birth of Hitler and the Nazis. Here in 1923 we see the arrival of the famous "swastika" for the first time in the streets as famous General Ludendorff meets with officials outside Munich. The back paper caption specifically mentions "Hittlers Swastika Army" making it the earliest mention of Hitler (spelled with two t's) and the swastika in any photograph we have ever seen! A powerful piece of world history, offered here for the first time ever fresh out of a newspaper archive. The image was released through the Keystone View Co. and it has most of the paper caption and a pencil file date. There are pinholes, creases and some editorial painting from artistic use in a a newspaper but the imagery is beautiful!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 6.5/10