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Max Reinhardt was an Austrian stage director and producer, born in Baden (near Vienna) in 1873. After a highly successful career in Austria and in Germany – he initiated the Salzburg Festival -, Reinhardt immigrated to the US in the 1930s, working as a film director. He died in New York in 1943.

Nicola Perscheid (1864-1930) was a German photographer of international fame who, throughout his rich career had studios in Vienna, Leipzig, Berlin, Copenhagen and other places.

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Professor Max Reinhardt : postcard / photograph by Nicola Perscheid, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2880.