SMGL-1454 Turnfest-Illustrierte magazine Stuttgart 1933 Compilation book


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A rare book that is in very good/excellent condition.  The individual magazines sell for $30-$50. In this, you get all 8 of them in a much harder to find compilation book that is in great condition compared to what else is out there. The front cover is finished with a metallic silver that must have been very expensive to produce back then and remains impressive to this day.


Bound softcover compilation of eight issues of the German athletic magazine “Turnfest-Illustrierte” (“Gymnastics Festival Illustrated”), covering the 1933 “Deutschen Turnfest” (“German Gymnastics Festival”) in Stuttgart. True to its name, the compilation is very thoroughly illustrated with sepia photographs of a wide variety of men’s and women’s track and field events, including races, shooting events, vaulting, gymnastic routines, shot put, fencing, swimming, rowing, and others, as well as ceremonial processions, rallies featuring Nazi leaders, and maps and photos of the event venues. Also featured are numerous cartoons and advertisements for swimsuits, footwear, beauty products, and much else. The Deutsches Turnfest was first held in 1860, and continues to be held to this day. During the Third Reich era, it was used primarily for political propaganda purposes.

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