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LUDWIG HOHLWEIN (1874-1949) DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA. 1936. 26 1/2x18 inches, 67 1/2x46 cm. chromolith-Anstalt AG, Munich. Condition B / B+: tears and minor losses at edges; creases in image; tape on verso. Paper. A Junkers JU 52 flying over the Olympic flag and Berlin's Brandenberg Gate. The figure in the foreground is based on a 1914 statue of German aviator Otto Lilienthal, a pioneer of early aviation who was known as the "Glider King." Here the statue is shown with a laurel wreath to signify the games. In spite of its Olympic references, this extremely rare poster is not an official Olympic poster. It uses the Olympic Games to advertise Germany's national airline as a means of traveling to the competition. The two most famous Olympic posters from the 1936 games were the one designed by Hohlwein for the Winter Olympics, and Franz Würbel's classic image for the Berlin Summer Olympics (see lots 48 and 49). Hohlwein Stutgart 410, Hohlwein / Munich 318.4, Gallo p. 233, not in Olympics.