Adolf Hitler
1930's/Early 40's

Original Propaganda Campaign Photo Collection

A sample of Photos (many more in collection)

An Extraordinary German Propaganda Photo Collection of Adolf Hitler


A very rare and unusual collection of 101 German Published photos of Adolf Hitler. Photos show him in another light in contrast to the ruthless dictator the world would eventually come to know. These photos are all from the late 30s, early 40s and have descriptions in German on the back of each.  They are a heavy, magazine paper like stock. They have all been meticulously preserved in this vintage photo book which is about 16x12" and is quite an exceptional vintage photo album in its own right. We have taken several close-up images of the photos but couldn't get all of them in the auction as there are too many.

This collection was most likely part of a propaganda campaign. Probably put together by Joseph Goebbels.  Joseph Goebbels was born in 1897 and died in 1945. Goebbels was Hitler's Minister of Propaganda and one of the most important and influential people in Nazi Germany.  He was obsessed with persuading the masses that Hitler had "good" intentions. This is the kind of photo propaganda that appealed to his agenda.  

A WWII/Nazi Dealer told us these cards were referred to as CIGARETTENBILDERDIENSTE coupon cards. Apparently, Germans would get a coupon in a cigarette packet and send in for one of these photos. If they collected all of the photos they would receive a photo album (the one included here). He said the photos sells anywhere from $5 each to $50 each individually.  Here we have a collection of 101 photos in the original photo album. 

WE expected to sell these on Ebay for at least $500, however, Ebay removed it due to their policy of Banned Nazi related items.