Untitled (Breaking and Inspecting Eggs, Bahlsen for Leibnitz Biscuits), Karl Theodor Gremmler
Karl Theodor Gremmler
Untitled (Breaking and Inspecting Eggs, Bahlsen for Leibnitz Biscuits)
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Karl Theodor Gremmler

Untitled (Breaking and Inspecting Eggs, Bahlsen for Leibnitz Biscuits), ca. 1937 – 1938


Darstellung
23.2 x 21.7 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.3996
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Karl Theodor Gremmler belonged to the generation that embarked on their careers after the National Socialist accession to power. He specialized in photos of industrial food production. His customers included the biscuit manufacturer Bahlsen, “Kaffee HAG”, and above all the Hochseefischerei- Gesellschaft Hamburg, Andersen & Co. K. G. Gremmler photographed the products’ entire process chain from the harvest or catch to the packaging. The photo book Men at the Net, published in 1939 on his own initiative, is a detailed portrayal of navigation and fishing. With the aid of harsh shadows, oblique perspectives, and views from below, his scenes of workers in heroic poses were meant to convey the progressiveness of the German food industry. The design principles served the purposes of Nazi propaganda, which generously sponsored advertising measures of this kind.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled (Breaking and Inspecting Eggs, Bahlsen for Leibnitz Biscuits)
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Stempel: Fotografie; Gremmler-Gorny; Berlin W 15, Kurfürstendamm 35; Tel. 91 52 15
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: R 5400 (unleserlich)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Werner Wirthle bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 41C642 eggs, egg-dishes
  • 61D(DEUTSCHLAND) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (DEUTSCHLAND) (DEUTSCHLAND)
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Last update

26.01.2023