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Freud & Jung Together, Most Famous Photo in Psychology History!

Photograph on stiff board, measuring 11.25" x 8.75", ca. September 1911, Weimar, Germany. A group photo from the 3rd International Psychoanalytic Congress featuring soon-to-be rivals Sigmund Freud and Karl Jung posing together in the middle of the second row (numbered 20 and 22 respectively). Also pictured are Freud's close associates Otto Rank (12), Ernest Jones (27), and Sándor Ferenczi (18). Attached to the photo's front is a numbered list of subjects, with another thin sheet behind which identifies each person with their corresponding number. While the attached list of photographed subjects declares it as being from "Weimar, 1912", we have confirmed it to be from the 1911 conference. From the archive of Emil Oberholzer, Freudian psychologist and collaborator with Hermann Rorschach on ink blots. A similar but far less exciting photo brought nearly $4,000 over a decade ago at Swann Auctions. Prior to the surfacing of this image, only blurry reproductions exist online. Minor surface imperfections not affecting image, with bumped corners and small tears present to attached pages. Overall, a near fine example.

On the posing of this photograph, Martin S. Fiebert, a professor of psychology at California State University at Long Beach speculates that, at 5'7", Freud is likely standing on a steel box while Jung, at 6'2", is noticeably hunched over. Further, assuming the photograph was taken at the end of the conference, it was likely Jung who manufactured this arrangement as he had just been voted President at the meeting's conclusion. As of the 1911 Congress, Freud and Jung's relationship was still intact, but started to diverge mainly after the latter's series of lectures at Fordham the next year.

The first International Psychoanalytic Congress, which Jung aptly named the "First Congress for Freudian Psychology", was held in April of 1908 in Salzburg, Austria and is considered to be one of the first gatherings of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Jung and Freud began their collaborative relationship two years prior in 1906, during which time they took part in a conference at Clark University and developed a close friendship, with Freud notably calling Jung "his adopted eldest son, his crown prince and successor". Their relationship started to sour in 1912 , however, as Jung's published works and ideas on the nature of libido and the collective unconscious began to diverge from his mentor's.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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