Drawing Ludwig Kaiser. Style, table 2, February 1922.
Herrmann Gerson (1813-1861) was a Berlin Jewish fashion designer and operator of one of the leading fashion stores in Berlin. The store was known for its women’s fashion and as a purveyor supplied the royal and imperial houses of Prussia, Russia, the UK and Ireland as well as Sweden and Norway and the German Empire. Shortly before his death, he was commissioned to produce the coronation mantle of William I. He was buried in the Jewish cemetery at Schönhauser Allee Berlin.
The opium smoker from fashion magazine The Bachelor 1921.
The Bachelor (Der Junggeselle) was a art deco magazine that was published weekly in Berlin in the 1920s. The first edition was published in 1918. The magazine was known for illustrations of many artists of the Art Deco as Jeanne Mammen, Jupp Wiertz or Rolf Niczky. In an advertisement from 1923 states: “The great and sustainable success is due to the special touch of the sheet that combines the gallant-erotic moment with hard-hitting editorials and economic considerations into a whole in the context of fashionable manners description. With ruthless candor all circles of society is a mirror held up. “
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