Front / Recto
- Title Funkia
- Negative Date 1926
- Print Date 1926–33
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 9 × 6 3/4" (22.9 × 17.1 cm)
- Place Taken Gera
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Arthur M. Bullowa, by exchange
- MoMA Accession Number 1616.2001
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top center: Fungia. Stamped in black ink on sheet verso, top center: aenne biermann, gera, d.w.b./nr. [inscribed in pencil on number line inside artist's stamp: 143]. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, center: 143. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, center: 1+ [erased]. Inscribed in black ink on sheet verso, center: S. Inscribed in black ink on sheet verso, bottom center: 143.
The artist, Gera, Germany; to Franz Roh (1890–1965), Munich, by 1930; by inheritance to the estate of Franz Roh (Juliane Roh, 1909–1987), Munich, 1965 ; to Galerie Wilde (Ann and Jürgen Wilde), Cologne, 1968 ; purchased by Thomas Walther, November 1979 ; purchased by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Jürgen Wilde, letter to Simon Bieling, May 12, 2005.
 Ibid.; and MacGill/Walther 2000, p. 3.
 Galerie Wilde invoice, November 27, 1979, annotated with Thomas Walther archival no. TW 791101.
- Format Metric
- Weight Double weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.28
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 99% Hardwood bleached sulfite 2%
- Material Techniques Developing-out paper
This work was determined to be a gelatin silver print via X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry.
The following elements have been positively identified in the work, through XRF readings taken from its recto and verso (or from the mount, where the verso was not accessible):
- Recto: S, Cl, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba
- Verso: Al, Si, P, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ba
The graphs below show XRF spectra for three areas on the print: two of the recto—from areas of maximum and minimum image density (Dmax and Dmin)—and one of the verso or mount. The background spectrum represents the contribution of the XRF instrument itself. The first graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the lower energy range (0 to 8 keV). The second graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the higher energy range (8 to 40 keV).
Roh, Franz. Aenne Biermann: 60 Fotos, pl. 40 (as Funkia). Berlin: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1930.
Städtische Ausstellungshallen, Stuttgart. Internationale Ausstellung des Deutschen Werkbunds Film und Foto (Fifo) (no. 123, as Funkie). Organized by Deutscher Werkbund. May 18-July 7, 1929. (traveling exhibition)
- Exhibitions Film und Foto, 1929