Johan Tønnies, the studio of: An original b/w photograph of the Danish wrestling world champion Magnus Emanuel Bech-Olsen (1866–1932). With dedication and dated “9/9 1927”. Photo size 28.5×21 cm. In contemporary imitated leather cover. The latter marked “H. Tønnies, Aalborg”.

Magnus Emanuel Bech-Olsen was a famous wrestler in his day and a world champion. He was initially trained in Germany, yet most of Europe became his arena, including Austria, Finland, Turkey, Italy and Portugal.

Johan Georg Heinrich Ludwig Tønnies (1825–1903) was a German born portrait photographer, who settled in Denmark in 1847. In 1856 he established his own studio in Aalborg in Northern Jutland. After his death in 1903 the company was in existense until 1974.

Seller informs

Photograph with normal signs of handling. Cover somewhat worn.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.


800 kr.


Price realised

700 kr.  

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