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Camera filter and lens used by Hitler's personal photographer

Object | Accession Number: 2011.432.9

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    Brief Narrative
    Camera filter and detachable Zeiss lens used by Hugo Jaeger, one of Hitler's personal photographers before and during World War II (1939-1945). The filter and lens are part of a collection that highlights the Nazi rise to power leading up to and during the war. The materials include photographic equipment and accessories, 50 color slides, and a leaflet written by Frank R. Eisner entitled "Shadows of the Past", which describes the slides.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fern M. Schad
    lens, beveled face, engraved : Carl Zeiss Jena Proxar 2 X 28,5 Nr 467881
    Photographer: Hugo Jaeger
    Subject: Hugo Jaeger
    Manufacturer: Zeiss Ikon AG

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Light filters (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, yellow, flat, glass filter mounted in a silver-colored metal ring with a beveled inner face and a flat rim with ridged sides. The base has flat sides and three evenly-spaced, tension prongs. The interior is also flat with a ledge to support the piece of glass and hold it in place. The filter is fitted to the top of a detachable, circular, convex, clear glass lens mounted in a brown-painted, metal ring with a beveled inner face and narrow ridged rim. The base has flat sides and three evenly-spaced, prongs. Manufacturing information is engraved around the beveled face of the ring. Use has worn the paint away on portions of the exterior.
    overall: Height: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm) | Diameter: 1.250 inches (3.175 cm)
    overall : glass, metal, paint

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    Conditions on Use
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Nazi Party

    Administrative Notes

    The camera filter and lens were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011 by Fern M. Schad.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:43:59
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