Greta Garbo Ross-Verlag 4696
A woman sitting on a ladder holding a glass of water. A woman sitting on a step holding a glass of water. Public domain postcard scan.
Ross Verlag was a German postcard publishing company that operated during the early to mid-20th century. The company was founded in Berlin in 1924 by Heinrich Ross. Ross Verlag became well-known for producing high-quality postcards featuring portraits of celebrities, film stars, and other notable personalities of the time. During the 1920s and 1930s, Ross Verlag played a significant role in the promotion of film stars in Germany. The postcards they produced often featured glamorous and artistic photographs of actors and actresses from the German and international film industry. These postcards were highly sought after by collectors and fans alike. The rise of the Nazi regime in Germany in the 1930s had an impact on Ross Verlag. The company faced restrictions and censorship imposed by the government, and it eventually ceased its operations in the late 1930s. After World War II, the company did not resume its pre-war level of activity. Today, Ross Verlag postcards are considered collectibles, and vintage cards featuring iconic figures from the golden age of cinema are particularly prized by collectors.