Before we bid farewell to Reinhold Hofmann let us pay tribute to the two men whose carefully preserved photo albums have brought to light his photographic record, Alfred Schultz (left) and Karl Bunge (right).
Both men had been with the DH & PG at the time of internment, Schultz in Tonga and Bunge in Apia. In addition to his remarkable album which has over 100 Hofmann photographs, Alfred Schultz left detailed captions. Their content has proven of immense archival value. Mr Schultz lived in several locations after internment and died in Hamburg in 1944. His album is held by descendants in Auckland. Mr Bunge married New Zealander Mary Kramer-Walter after internment. His album is held by descendants. It contains 25 or so Hofmann duplicates from the Schultz album as well as a similar number of new Hofmann originals.
Credit: Both photos Alfred Schultz Album, Tui Kronfeld Parr Collection, photographer Reinhold Hofmann (restored T.Brunt, 2014).
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