COMING IN MAY 2021
WWII GERMAN TAPESTRY OR CURTAIN FROM A HIGH RANKING OFFICIAL’S TRAIN WITH PHOTO ALBUM FROM CAPTURING GI.
This stunning tapestry/curtain is made of a velour like material w/ a cotton backing & gold colored tassels. The textile measures 55″ in height including the 7 1/2″ tassels at the base & it is 41 3/4″ wide. It has 4 Party symbols arranged 2 over 2 in a rectangle. The colors are a rust red, gold & a creamy white. A very high quality textile which likely adorned the walls or window of a high ranking German official’s train car. Included w/ this textile is a photograph album belonging to Martin H. Connors. The photo album follows Mr. Connor’s life from September 1941 to his enlistment in the military in October of 1942, then through his service in the military in the European Theater & onto 1946 documenting his return home. Mr. Connors captured this tapestry on a train in Gottingen, Germany & there are 3 photographs in the album showing Mr. Connors standing on the train holding the tapestry & in the adjacent train yard, again holding the tapestry. It would be difficult to find a rarer or more attractive WWII German textile & virtually impossible to find a similar piece w/ more solid provenance. The engine number on the train is “Sgh. 44 297”, perhaps in depth research could identify the German official who owned the tapestry.