Original Cabinet Card Photograph - "Koln: 826. Das Stadttheater."

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original cabinet card on beige board. Black and white photograph. Text is in German. Board measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/2"; photograph measures 3 7/8" x 5 7/8." Cabinet card is very clean and intact with minimal age wear and two pieces of tape on back. A fine copy. This is a beautiful photograph that shows a corner view of a theater on Glockengasse ("Theater in der Glockengasse") in Cologne that was built in 1872. The theater is shown with a brick facade and architectural details in decorative stone relief. This theater was one of several theaters to be built on this street but was demolished in the mid-nineteenth century. "Koln" (Cologne) is printed at the top. Rest of title printed beneath photograph. "Verlag v. Rommler & Jonas, K. S. Hof-Photogr., Dresden, 1892" printed at the bottom. Rommler & Jonas was a German art print shop and publishing company that was co-founded in 1871 by Emil Rommler (1842-1941), a photographer, and Leopold Erasmus Jonas (1839-?), an accountant. Rommler had received his photographic training from his father in Chemnitz and Joseph Albert in Munich. The company also employed other photographers and became well-known for its high-quality photographic prints called collotypes or albertypes that often depicted cityscapes. The company closed in 1945 during World War II.