Landauer, Otto

LANDAUER, Otto, commercial photographer (b 3 Oct 1903, Munich, Germany; d 19 Sept 1980, Vancouver). The son of a Munich carpet merchant, he went to work in his father's store at age 16 and took over the business in 1928. He was an avid mountaineer who took up PHOTOGRAPHY as a hobby on his mountain excursions. Faced with growing anti-Semitism in Germany, he left in 1937, ending up in Oregon for the duration of the war. He arrived in VANCOUVER in 1947, where he purchased Leonard FRANK's...

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