Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/04

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica Photography (US version)
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 08:04:07 -0000

Thanks for this.
To clarify, I'm writing about the German magazine, 'Leica Fotografie' which 
is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. As an aside note, I 
thought it would be worth mentioning the other ('sister') magazine with a 
similar name, i.e. 'Leica Photography' which as you know was made in the 

So from your dating of Vol VL (I'd presume that's actually 'VI', (Vol 6) 
rather than 'VL' (which would be Vol 45) I'd assume that it started in 
1932. But from what I know of post war publications, there were only 4 a 
year so the 'No. V' and 'No. IX' references are slightly confusing.
It looks like there would have been 12 issues a year prior to WWII, would 
you agree?

- -----Original Message-----
From:	Dennis Painter []

I'm a bit confused as your mention of 'sister' magazine and "Leica
Photography" makes me think you are speaking of the publication by E.
Leitz New York. Not the English translation of Leica Fotografie.

Anyway, I have "Leica Photography" from E. Leitz New York, Vol VL, No.
V, May 1937. Published price ten cents.

The last prewar publication was Vol VIII, No IX, September 1939, wherein
they stated a temporary suspension in publication, and go on to state it
was first published in December, 1932.

Publication apparently resumed in 1948 and for some reason they reset
the No. Vol. to start with No. 1 Vol. 1.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


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