Untitled (Quality control of peas at Gifhorn canning facotry), Karl Theodor Gremmler
Karl Theodor Gremmler
Untitled (Quality control of peas at Gifhorn canning facotry)
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Karl Theodor Gremmler

Untitled (Quality control of peas at Gifhorn canning facotry), ca. 1940


Darstellung
24 x 18.2 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Inventory Number
St.F.3986
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 (Quality control of peas at Gifhorn canning facotry)
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Material
Technique
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 6765

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

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31A22 parts of the human body (skeleton excepted)
  • 31A2245 hand

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26.01.2023