A Boxer, an Orchestra and a Golden Chain
It has been said that both technically and tactically, he boxed well, accurately and elegantly. Hans Stretz first won the title of German middleweight champion in 1949. And he fought his way through to the title again in 1952 and 1956. Stretz was the pride of Erlangen, because that’s where he was born. And thus it’s no wonder that an orchestra in his hometown serenaded him in honor of his achievements.
It was Gossen’s company orchestra. A company with its own orchestra? That’s how it was back then. At the end of the 1950s, more than 2000 people were employed by Gossen. 40 of them played in the orchestra. Whenever they weren’t making music, they produced exposure meters, for example. And that’s what people are doing at Gossen today as well – but without the orchestra.
Read more about this story in the article published by photography magazine “camera”.