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"Die Gebärdensprache dargestellt für Schauspieler sowie für Maler und Bildhauer"
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Bassenge Photography Auctions
19th - 21st Century Photography, 5 June 2019, Lot: 4054
94 cartes de visite photos mounted to 25 plates. 25,3 x 18 cm. Contemporary brown canvas volume with gilt-stamped cover. Cologne, M. DuMont-Schauberg, 1886.
Carl Michel studied medicine and became a dedicated doctor. In his free time he began studying classical theater roles and sometimes appeared in smaller roles in local theaters. Up until 1892 he had a successful doctors practice in Cologne. After having established a strong financial base he decided to solely commit himself to acting which also led to the publication of this book showing him in various poses and with an array of expressions.