Front / Recto
- Title Erich Salomon
- Negative Date 1929
- Print Date 1929–44
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 9 1/8 x 6 1/2" (23.2 x 16.5 cm)
- Place Taken Berlin
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1668.2001
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed in blue ink on sheet verso, top center: E. SALOMON. Inscribed in blue ink on sheet verso, top left: Geschenk von/Peter Hunter/18. Mai 1979/Berlin/Tim Gidal. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top center: 1 [circled]. Inscribed in red ink on sheet verso, top right: 1 [circled]. Inscribed in blue ink on sheet verso, left: 640724. Inscribed in blue ink on sheet verso, center: Tür besteht/noch im Hause/Hölderlinstr./3. Stock/(jetzt: Zentral[stel]le/für kulturelle Befreiung/e.V. ). Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, center left: 316/317 and 1 [circled, all underlined]. Inscribed in blue ink on sheet verso, center right: Dr. [illegible]. Stamped three times in black ink on sheet verso, center: COPYRIGHT BY/PETER HUNTER/PRESS FEATURES/Koninginneweg 148/AMSTERDAM-Z./Tel. (020) - 71 55 39/Postgiro 611762 [crossed out]. Inscribed in blue ink on sheet verso, bottom center: Pic. by Lore FEININGER. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom left: HH969-1. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, around left, top, and right edges: [border with wavy lines]. "The door still exists in the Hölderlinstrasse house 3rd floor (now the Center for Cultural Liberation)."
The artist; to Erich Salomon (1886–1944), The Hague; by inheritance to Salomon's son, Peter Hunter, Great Britain/The Hague, 1944 ; given to Tim Gidal (1909–1996), May 18, 1979 . Sold through Christie's New York (sale 7649, lot 93) to Thomas Walther, December 14, 1994 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Peter Hunter was the name taken by Otto Erich Salomon, Erich Salomon's eldest son, while in exile in Great Britain in 1944.
 Inscription on sheet verso.
 Christie’s invoice no. J228948, December 21, 1994.
- Format Metric
- Weight Double weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.28
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 94% Hardwood bleached sulfite 6%
- 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: P, S, Cl, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Verso: Al, Si, S, K, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ba, Pb
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).
“Eine neue Künstler-Gilde: Der Fotograf erobert Neuland.” Uhu 6, no. 1 (October 1929): 35 (as Dr. Erich Salomon).
Elbogen, Paul. “Dr. Salomon des Photographen mit der Tarnkappe.” Das Leben 9, no. 6 (December 1931): 5 (as Er selber).
- Cultural Hubs Berlin