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Franz Josef Böhm

Photo Pioneer of the Mürztal

27.04.-31.10.2019


Curated by: Karlheinz Wirnsberger and Bianca Russ-Panhofer

Eröffnung: 27.04.2019, 11 Uhr
Laufzeit: 27.04.–31.10.2019

 

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About the exhibition

The actor and keen amateur photographer Franz Josef Böhm took advantage of a guest performance in Mürzzuschlag to produce, from nearby Krieglach and Alpl, photos of the region now known as the ‘Waldheimat’ (Forest Home). Here he met the art and culture aficionado Tony Schruf, who, with the assistance of Peter Rosegger, was able to persuade him to give up his acting career and settle down in Mürzzuschlag as a photographer. In this role, he documented the continually changing landscape in the wake of industrialisation, the hunting expedition of Emperor Franz Josef with the Russian Tsar Nicholas II in Mürzsteg, and the ‘Nordic Winter Games’ that took place in Mürzzuschlag in 1904. The special exhibition sets out to show the varied life of the art and culture enthusiast Franz Josef Böhm, from actor to photographer, autograph collector and museum founder. Special consideration is given to the photographic depiction of the agricultural and socio-economic changes that occurred in the Mürztal.

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F. J. Böhm, „Toni Schruf and miss Wagner on a summer sled“, 1931,
F. J. Böhm, „Toni Schruf and miss Wagner on a summer sled“, 1931,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/Multimedia Collections


Sujet-F. J. Boehm-Presse.jpg (1.88 MB)

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Material


Franz Josef Böhm as reader, around 1904,
Franz Josef Böhm as reader, around 1904,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/MMS


Franz-Josef-Boehm-Vorleser.jpg (1.07 MB)

Anton Schruf and Peter Rosegger, Mürzzuschlag 1905,
Anton Schruf and Peter Rosegger, Mürzzuschlag 1905,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/MMS


Anton-Schruf-und-Peter-Rosegger.jpg (1.34 MB)

Erection of a heavy-current pole, Mürzzuschlag 1925,
Erection of a heavy-current pole, Mürzzuschlag 1925,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/MMS


Aufstellung-eines-Starkstrommastes.jpg (1.58 MB)

Excursion with sled,
Excursion with sled,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/MMS


Ausflug-mit-Rodel.jpg (1.58 MB)

Schoeller-Bleckmann steelworks, Hönigsberg 1926,
Schoeller-Bleckmann steelworks, Hönigsberg 1926,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/MMS


Schoeller-Bleckmann-Stahlwerk.jpg (1.73 MB)

Shoemaker Marhowski, Mürzzuschlag 1916,
Shoemaker Marhowski, Mürzzuschlag 1916,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/MMS


Schustermeister-Marhowski.jpg (1.71 MB)

Petrol Station of Vacuum Oil Company AG, Mürzzuschlag ca. 1935,
Petrol Station of Vacuum Oil Company AG, Mürzzuschlag ca. 1935,

Photo: F. J. Böhm/MMS


Tankstelle-der-Vacuum-Oil-Company-AG.jpg (1.78 MB)

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