Two photograph albums, including; Album # 1 with 46 large-format professionally-taken images dated 1924 - 1939, recording via group portraiture various delegations who came to visit the Hoffman-La Roche chemical works in Basel Switzerland; each is identified beneath the photograph, in precise, carefully written white ink and usually in the language of the visiting group, for example: 1927 Visite des assistants et assistants de l'Hopital Cantonal de Lausanne aux Usines "Roche"; visites de L'Hopital Cantonal de Geneve; Zur Erinnerung an den Besuch der Zurcher Mediziner; der Mediziner aus Bern, Olten, Aarau; der Basler Mediziner; Zur Ernnerung an den Besuch bei der Firma F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. A.S. anlasslich der 82., Vereinsversammlung des S.A.V.; 1928 Visite des Professeurs, assistants et etudiants des universities belges; den Besuch der Assistentent-Vereinigung Freiburg; des Reicheverband Deutscher Aerzte in der C.S.R.; Studienreise der Niederlandischen Asstentzarzte nach der Schweiz; Zur Erinnerung and den Besuch des Jakt. Klin. Nurses; der Berner Medizin-Studenten (including several Japanese gentlemen); 1929 der Basler Pharmazie-Studenten (at the plant buildings) 1930 des Munchener arztlichen Assistenten-Vereins; Voyages d'etude des Universites belges en Suisse; Besuch des Deutsch-akademischen Pharmazeuten-Vereins Prag; Besuch von 76 Teilnehmern des mittelheinischen Chirurgen-Kongresses in Basel; von Basler Medizein-Studenten; Studeinreise von Assistenten Heidelberger Universitats-Institute nach der Schweiz (taken on the chemical plant grounds); 1931 Exkursion der Zurcher Klinikerschaft; 1932 Besuch der "Associacio d'Alumnes de Medicina" de Barcelona; Excursion des professeurs et assistants des cliniques universitaires de Geneve et Lausanne; Bescuh der Zurcher-Assistenzarzte (at the plant); Professoren & Studenten der Mediz. Fakultat Madrid; 1933 Voyage en Suisse des Professeurs et Assistants belges; And with similar images for 1934 - 1939, professors, academicians, pharmacologists, students from Valencia, Belgium, Italy - Genoa, Torino, Milan, bologna, Padova, Modena; Luxembourg; Bern, Basel, Zurich other locations in Switzerland; These images show how the company & its products were being promoted, via these visits; mostly taken in front of the company headquarters, several were taken at other locations on the industrial campus; the Hoffman employees also traveled, one image noted as "Holland" is perhaps of an employee tour to that country; the photographs averaging 6" x 8", some larger, some smaller and all professionally-taken; laid-in are a couple of loose images and a negative; the first two images are portraits identified as Clara Oppliger & E. Gussler, company secretaries; images are tipped-on to heavy gray cardstock and all contained in an album; approx. 8" x 11 ¼" size; oblong format, with string binding; gray striped cloth; some wear and soil to album covers; images very good, excellent sharp detail; Album # 2: With circa 800 small contact prints; about 2/3 of these have been trimmed to the image edge and mounted in strips on album pages, usually 3 strips to a page, about 6 images per row, 18 to a page; each two page 'set' of images with a an identifying statement and date, 1920 - 1930, in ink at top of page, with a number written below each, presumably to identify in an index; the other 1/3 of the image are loosely-laid-in, some still attached in their strip-forms, some untrimmed, some single images - these are tucked in a various later pages as if to have been mounted there at a later time; Images include several dozen of the Hoffmann-La Roche industrial complex, employees and visitors, a few images of bales & jars of raw materials being examined by suited individuals at the plant, groups on tour, perhaps some of the same as those portrayed in album # 1, about a dozen images of an industrial plant model, perhaps of Hoffmann's; another small group of a medical theater and examination and image of Hoffmann 'sp. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 1920 - 1939 Photograph Albums of Hoffman-La ...
Publisher: Not Published
Publication Date: 1920
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
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