Typed Letter, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt, on Munich letterhead, thanking him for portrait photographs. Thomas Mann.

The Nobel laureate thanks the photographer

Typed Letter, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt, on Munich letterhead, thanking him for portrait photographs.

Poschingerstr. 1, Munich: 29 January 1930.

One page, signed in black ink. 1 vols. 4to. The Nobel laureate thanks the photographer. Old folds, pinhole tear at center, else fine Item #263154

German author Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel prize in lterature in 1929, and Alfred Eisenstaedt was there to take his picture. Mann writes the young photographer to acknowledge receipt of photographs, reading in part: «Die Aufnahmen sind ebenso wohlgelungen wie die vorigen, besonders gefallen mir die Grossaufnahmene von mir allein und von mir mit meiner Frau. Ich freue mich, auch diese hübschen Andenken menem kleinen nordischen Reiseerinnerungen-Archiv einfügen zu können, und begrüsse Sie mit widerholten Dank.» [I am especially pleased with the large format portraits of me alone and of me with my wife. I will be happy to add these lovely mementos to the small archive of my northern tour.] Mann (1875-1955) left Germany for Switzerland in 1933 after the Nazi rise to power.

With one-page typed letter, signed, from Walter Israel, editor of Funkstunde (radio magazine), introducing Eisenstaedt to radio announcer Alfred Braun, who reported from Stockholm on the 1929 Nobel Prize ceremony.

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