OFFICIAL CARL ZEISS PLANETARIUM PHOTOGRAPHS
Stock Number: 8036
For sale, an important grouping of Carl Zeiss Planetarium photographs, all documented and showing planetaria equipment, and activities, including an image of Mussolini. All from around 1930.
14 original prints 5
Country of manufacture
OFFICIAL CARL ZEISS PLANETARIUM PHOTOGRAPHS, German, c. 1930, the 14 original silver print photographs measuring 5″ x 7″ (13 x 18 cm), and variously bearing “Carl Zeiss, Jena” stamps, code number stamps, and/or applied printed descriptions. Depicted are planetaria, equipment, and activities. Most sites are in Germany; there are dramatic views of the powerful modernist architecture of the Weimar Republic applied to planetarium buildings. One unforgettable image shows Mussolini departing the Mailand (Milan) “Ulrico Hoepli” planetarium at its dedication on 20 May 1930.
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.