Otto Anton (1895-1976)

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To East Africa by German African Lines
25" x 40" one to one
$129.00 - $249.00
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This African beauty sits in front of what appears to be the baobab tree and Mount Kilimanjaro. Presumably Zululand style neck rings adorn this Nubian beauty. These neck rings were a desire for personal adornment and a complex introduction into the colorful web of traditional tribal life.
"German East-Africa line, Hamburg. - Shipping company. Started 19 Apr 1890 by the companies C Woermann, F. Laeisz, August Bolten and Hansing & Co in connection with the acquisition of the "German East Africa" colony. Beginning in 1891 weekly trips from Hamburg by the Mediterranean to Bombay-Zanzibar (1892). In 1914 its fleet consisted of 22 steamers with approx. 110000 BRT. After 1920 reconstruction. 1941 bought the cigarette manufacturer Hermann Reemtsma and passed it on later to Hamburg tank shipowner John T. Essberger. Since then the German East Africa line has operated German Africa lines." - Jarig Bakker

Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie [German East Africa Line]

This recreation is master directly from one of the only know original copies of the poster.
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