Leica IIIc Hanna Ulzenheimer, 1946

Leica IIIc Hanna Ulzenheimer, 1946

Postwar IIIc (upgraded into IIIf) with Elmar 3.5 cm no. 170943, inside the base plate inscribed ‘Ulzenheimer Köln’ in pencil, case.

Hanna, Oskar Barnack’s daughter, received this camera from Ernst Leitz.
According to the Leitz delivery book, the camera with coated lens LOOPN was given to Ulzenheimer in Cologne on December 1, 1947, along with four books:

  1. Festgabe für Ernst Leitz zu seinem 70. Geburtstag, 1. März 1941 
  2. Ansprachen und Glückwünsche anlässlich des 70. Geburtstages von Dr. h. c. Ernst Leitz, 1. März 1941
  3. Erich Stenger, Die Geschichte der Kleinbildkamera bis zur Leica, 1949
  4. Ernst Leitz Optische Werke Wetzlar 1849 - 1949, 1949

– all ex libris Ulzenheimer, including a personal letter from Ernst Leitz send to Johanna Ulzenheimer dated March 13, 1941.

Hanna (Johanna) Ulzenheimer was an enthusiastic amateur photographer; her private photo albums were recently discovered.

Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica Auction