Lot 5829 - ibid121 ibid Photography - Wednesday, 07. July 2021, 01.00 PM

FRANZ SCHMELHAUS

(active 1910–1947)
"1917 Chemische Abteilung Eidg. Techn. Hochschule Zürich". Album with 37 original photographs.
Silver bromide gelatin prints fix mounted on firm paper. Vintages. Each approx. 9.5 × 6.5 to 15 × 21 cm. Album 24.5 × 33 cm. [10] leaves. Mounts. Original cardboard cover with cord binding and gold-stamped cover title, the back cover with gold-stamped photographer stamp "Fr. Schmelhaus. Zürich-Pfauen", cardboard slipcase of the period.

With portraits of the ETH employees and the facilities of the chemical department, as well as exterior views of the main building.

The first prints with slight oxidation mirroring, otherwise a very clean exemplar. The edges of the cover slightly rubbed and bumped. Edges of the slipcase partly slightly cracked, somewhat browned and spotted. Overall in very good condition.

CHF 400 / 600

€ 370 / 560

Sold for CHF 2 375 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.