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Oppenheimer on his first encounters with Einstein

In Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer about the “father of the atomic bomb,” the figure of Albert Einstein plays an important supporting role. Several times and at crucial points in the film, J. Robert Oppenheimer seeks the advice of and exchanges ideas with Albert Einstein. Only about the first encounter between the two the film tells nothing.

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Stör Metzger, Schweineschlachter Herrr Bösiger An Einer Bauernmetzgerei


It’s November and it’s happening again in many places in the country, the Metzgete. “Metzgete” literally means “slaughter” in Switzerland and in the extreme southwest of Germany, but it also stands collectively for all the dishes that are typically prepared from blood, offal, bacon and belly or head meat (usually from the pig) immediately after slaughter … (Wikipedia). Comet photographer Jules Vogt, who one can assume was not averse to such feasting, created an impressive reportage of the slaughter of a pig and the subsequent feast in November 1968. Vogt meticulously documented the events with his usual closeness to the people.

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Nationalstrasse N13/autobahn A13, Au (sg), Anschluss Mit Zollbr

The Comets: Jules Vogt

Another short portrait from our series on Comet photographers is dedicated to Jules Vogt. He was born on December 9, 1928 in Zurich, where he completed an apprenticeship as a photographer at Foto Saager from 1944 to 1946 and took courses at the School of Applied Arts with Hans Finsler. He then worked for Otto Pfister’s agencies, Illustrations- und Photopress AG (1961-1974) and Comet (1963-1996). After his time at Comet, Vogt was increasingly found in advertising and regularly photographed for Züspa, the Geneva Motor Show and various industrial companies. Vogt was also a renowned aviation photographer. Jules Vogt passed away on July 30, 2006 in Ascona.

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Zürich, Grossmünsterplatz, Rutsch Ins Neue Jahr

Happy New Year 2019!

The proverbial “Slide into the New Year” was taken literally on 31.12.1974 by some Zurich residents on Grossmünsterplatz. To musical accompaniment and torchlight they slid down a small metal slide, dressed in winter clothes. Comet photographer Hans Witschi was on site and recorded the event.

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