Photography.- Loecherer (Alois) Two parts of the colossal statue "Bavaria" prepared for transportation, two salt prints from calotype negatives, 278 x 243mm. (11 x 91/2 in.) and 243 x 255 mm. (91/2 x 10 in.), on original card mounts within ruled borders, Loecherer's blind-stamp "A. Loecherer/Photograph/in Munchen" at lower right of images and on mounts below, both inscribed verso in German and apparently priced "8 frcs" each, 1850.
⁂ The head of the statue and the lion standing on the pedestal, each on a wooden base for transportation from the foundry to the site in front of the Hall of Fame, Theresienwiese, in Munich. The bronze statue was commissioned by Ludwig I of Bavaria and stands over 18 metres high. Loecherer's images are among the earliest examples of photo-reportage in Germany.