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Camera filter and lens used by Hitler's personal photographer

Object | Accession Number: 2011.432.11

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    Brief Narrative
    Detachable lens and green camera filter 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
    filter, beveled face, engraved : LIFA omnicolor 1/28,5
    lens, beveled face, engraved : Carl Zeiss Jena Proxar 1 Nr. 636290
    Photographer: Hugo Jaeger
    Subject: Hugo Jaeger
    Manufacturer: Zeiss Ikon AG
    Manufacturer: LIFA-Lichtfilterfabrik

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Light filters (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, green, flat, glass filter mounted in a black-painted metal ring with a beveled inner face and a flat rim with smooth sides. The base has flat sides and three evenly-spaced, tension prongs. The interior is also flat, with a narrow ledge near the top, which supports the piece of glass. The filter is fitted to the bottom of a circular, convex, clear glass lens mounted in a silver-colored, metal ring with a beveled, black-painted inner face and narrow rim. A narrow, raised, ridged band wraps around the midpoint of the exterior sides, with three evenly-spaced, prongs beneath. Manufacturing information is engraved around the beveled face of both rings.
    overall: Height: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm) | Diameter: 1.125 inches (2.858 cm)
    overall : glass, metal, paint

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    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    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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