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Dr. Biesalski & Dr. Kruger (Berlin) 
Schmied Am Ambos 
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #6)] 
1899 
  
Photogravure, two-color 
12.3 x 17.2 cm 
  
Photoseed 
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com 
  
 
LL/17107 
  
Dr. Biesalski & Dr. Kruger (Berlin)
 
Dr. Konrad Biesalski (1868-1930) was an important German orthopedic physician who believed in holistic treatment methods. Biesalski is considered one of the early founders of modern care for people with handicaps- "not an individual foot is to be treated, but whole humans!" (source: www.biologie.de) As an amateur photographer, Biesalski teamed up with a Dr. Kruger and worked at perfecting photographs like this two-color photograph that used a single light source such as a blacksmith's shop open hearth to create dramatically-lit low-key photographs.
 
Heliographed (Plate) & Printed by: Georg Buxenstein & Comp. (Berlin) 
 

 
  
 
  
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