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Letter to Oskar Speck from Gerhard Garn

Date: 21 May 1937
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0538[015]

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    Letter to Oskar Speck from Gerhard Garn typed in German on Gerhard / Garn / I.G. Farbenindustrie A.G. / AGFA's letterhead paper. Dated 21 May 1937, the letter states that Oskar’s films have turned out satisfactorily, hopes he has recovered from an attack of malaria.
    • Gerhard Garn Batavia I.G. Farbenindustrie A.G. 21 May 1937 Plant Agfa Berlin Branch Office: Geo. Wehry & Co. Batavia To: Mr. Oskar Speck Currently in: Timor Dili Dear Mr. Speck, Referring to my letter of 9 April of this year, I would like to inform you that the first of your 5 films have turned out very satisfactorily. The only objection to be made is that you didn’t always select the right exposure, in which cases you more or less underexposed the film. By and large, however, your films are quite decent. I will send the other film, I received from you recently, to Bandung to be developed. All the photos you shot using the telephoto lens are excellent as well, i.e. the spots on the lens you wrote about on 7 April didn’t affect the pictures at all. Based on this, the telephoto lens will not need to be cleaned or repaired. The camera which,, according to you, has, twice caused problems twice while winding the film onrunning through, has yet to not arrive here yet. TI therefore, I assume the problems did not recur, and that you no longer seeconsider a repairs toas be necessary. The newspapers reported that you had experienced ansuffered an attack of mMalaria. I certainly hope you have recovered fully and , so that your journey will be postponed no longer. Wishing you the very best for your journey Regards Signature

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