Collection of Five Photographs of the International Hygiene Exhibition in Dresden, 1930.
Collection of Five Photographs of the International Hygiene Exhibition in Dresden, 1930.
Collection of Five Photographs of the International Hygiene Exhibition in Dresden, 1930.
Collection of Five Photographs of the International Hygiene Exhibition in Dresden, 1930.
International Hygiene Exhibition 1930

Collection of Five Photographs of the International Hygiene Exhibition in Dresden, 1930.

Dresden: 1930. Five original, vintage black and white photographs. Ca. 230 × 167 mm. All photographs with mounted image caption on the verso in German. Two images with the stamp of Ausstellungs-Photographen J. G. der Intern. Hygiene-Ausstellung Dresden, two with the stamp of Alexander Paul Walther, one with the stamp of Boehnerfilm-Foto Dresden. One image with Czech, one with German processing and printing notes on the verso in pencil. One image with embossed frame for desired printing area. Overall all the images are in very good condition.

A collection of five vintage photographs of the Second International Hygiene Exhibition. Photographic documentation of Fritz Tschakert’s Transparent Man, the main attraction of the 1930 Dresden exhibition, as well as the exterior and interior of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum and other buildings.

The Second International Hygiene Exhibition was a progressive scientific world's fair focusing on medicine and public health, attracting over 4,7 million visitors. Our collection contains an image of its biggest attraction, the Transparent Man, which embodied the modernist image of the human being and conveyed faith in the link between science, transparency, and rationality. Designed by the German taxidermist, Fritz Tschakert (1887–1958), the Transparent Man was the first visual model of a human being to show all the essential components of the body in its original position in a functional context and integrated into a complete body. It was presented first at the 1930 exhibition in Dresden. Showcased in a darkened room, its internal organs were lit up one after the other, beginning with the heart while a voice played by a gramophone explained their functions. The collection also includes images of the newly built state-of-the-art buildings of the exhibition, such as Wilhelm Kreis’ (1873–1955) functionalist building of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum featuring Gottlieb Michael’s Bauhaus interior and an image of the building of the special show “Das Krankenhaus”.

The collection comprises the following photographs:
the Transparent Man displayed in the the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum,
the exhibition of the pest control group in the the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum,
the view from the hall of the museum building,
the exterior of the museum building,
the building of the special show “Das Krankenhaus”.

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Price: €1,500.00