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LANG, Anton (1875-1938)

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From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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German wood carver and potter turned stage star famed for his portrayal of Jesus in the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1900, 1910 and 1922; so broad was his fame that he even appeared on the front cover of "Time" magazine in 1922. Exceptional PS, 12" X 10" (image area 8" X 5½"), n.p., 1926. Very good. Minor surface soiling. Instead of the usual image of Lang as Jesus looking beatific, this striking oblong shot depicts a pensive Lang at a potter's wheel, and is captioned (in German) "Oberammergau: Anton Lang in His Ceramic Workshop." Lang signs boldly in a light area at the lower left of the image area, and in a somewhat darker area at the lower right adds "Christ / 1900-10-22. / 1926." Small signed photos of Lang are routine, but large and unusual poses such as this are quite scarce. Superb and unusual. Bookseller Inventory # 31037

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Title: Photograph Signed

Binding: Soft cover

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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