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Black painted metal bust of Adolf Hitler acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.439.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Small, black painted metal bust of Adolf Hitler acquired by a United States soldier during his tour of duty in Germany during World War II and brought back with him to Baltimore.
    found:  approximately 1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Baltimore War Memorial Museum

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Busts (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Small, realistic, hollow, cast metal bust of Adolf Hitler composed of a silver-colored base metal with a black painted surface. The side-parted hair and facial features are very detailed. The figure looks straight ahead with a stern gaze and furrowed brow. Two screws in the base of the neck attach it to a 3-tiered square pedestal. The paint is worn off, especially along the ears and nose.
    overall: Height: 8.750 inches (22.225 cm) | Width: 5.250 inches (13.335 cm) | Depth: 6.375 inches (16.192 cm)
    overall : metal, paint

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    The sculpture was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by James T. Brady, on behalf of the Baltimore War Memorial Museum.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-12-02 09:32:52
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