August Mencke (1822-1862) - Schloß Stadthagen Fürst Schauburg Lippe, ca 1860-1880

August Mencke (1822-1862) - Schloß Stadthagen Fürst Schauburg Lippe, ca 1860-1880
Albumen paper process

Very interesting photography of the castles of Stadthagen (Schaumburg Lippe, Sinnershausen (Saxony Meiningen) and Heldburg (Saxony Meiningen).
It is almost certainly the first photographic record of the castles.
A photograph of the studio and publishing house August Mencke & Co, Wandsbek near Hamburg. 1860-80, 20 x 26 albumen print, rolled up on a fixed and typographically prepared base carton with borders.
(The box has been cropped in this case because it was in a very desolate state. The printed signature under the photo, which pointed out the producer, is missing as well as the vignette with the name of the view.
An example of a photo with the imprint for viewing
Photo nicely preserved, see picture! Slightly brightened prints!
The illustrations are very realistic, i.e. almost like the original!
Please note again, that it certainly concerns the first and rare photographs of the castles, between 1860 and 1880.
The figure was produced in the contact process and corresponded to the format of the negative.
Photographer: August Mencke and the staff of his studio in Hamburg.

Lot details
August Mencke (1822-1862)
Title of artwork
Schloß Stadthagen Fürst Schauburg Lippe, ca 1860-1880
Albumen paper process
Vintage print
Image size
20×26 cm
Total dimensions
33×26×2 cm
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