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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


The Germans in Samoa 70


Another stunning Kronfeld birthday photo that may be judged by historians as Hofmann’s crowning achievement. To put the seal on its appeal this sumptuous image includes the famous German sea raider of the First World War, Count Felix von Luckner (in the middle with white suit). Hofmann doubtless composed the group and focussed the camera before getting someone else to press the shutter release, as he is in the photo (or he was able to activate a delayed or remote shutter release).

People in the image (left-to-right): standing at rear Mr Karl Rudolph (in shadows); H.Cassebaum?; Hofmann; unknown; Lieutenant Carl Kircheiss (white uniform); Dr Charles Meineking; unknown; von Luckner; Mr Fritz Stunzner Snr; unknown; Bruno Borcherdt (white suit); Mr August Walter; Mr Alfred Schultz (white hat); Theodor Brenner; Mr Paul Hoeflich at back; Mr Franz Pfeil; unknown; unknown; (at front) Mr Otto Sperling; Mr Gustav Kronfeld; Albrecht Stunzner; Mrs Mary Stunzner; Fritz Stunzner Jnr; Kurt Stunzner; Gertrude Stunzner; Mathilde Stunzner.

Credit: Alfred Schultz Album; photographer R.Hofmann.

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