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I am trying to find a copy of a picture "Mathematische Gesellschaft: Group Portrait, Faculty, University of Göttingen (1899)."

This picture was published by Springer-Verlag as a poster in 1985, but Springer has been unable to find a copy for me. I also sent an email query to the Mathematics library at Göttingen, but received no response.

So, as a last resort, I would like to ask whether any MO members have access to a copy of the picture. I want to use it in a talk about Max Dehn I am giving in Frankfurt in June, because Max Dehn appears in the picture.

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As a matter of fact, the poster is right on the other side of the hall in front of my office. Here is a picture of Dehn that I've made with my phone:

Max Dehn

I could make a better picture on Monday if that would be helpful...

Edit: Ok, my next better camera produced this picture:

Max Dehn

Probably that's already near the best you can get because you can already see the halftoning effects pretty clear...

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Thanks, Dirk, this is wonderful! If it is possible to make a sharper picture I would appreciate it, but this is already good enough for me to use. –  John Stillwell Jun 1 '12 at 11:45
    
Thanks for the second attempt; I'm now convinced that the first one is close to best possible. Back in 1899, photographs were usually not very sharp, and Dehn was only a small part of a large group picture. –  John Stillwell Jun 4 '12 at 10:12

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