Germany’s bowling history stretches back centuries. Even the bowling organizations there are over 100 years old! In 1935, the German Keglerbund celebrated their 50th anniversary. The organization was responsible for governing both nine- and tenpin bowling in the country. The group produced this commemorative book to honor their history, with information on major happenings and tournaments. This copy belonged to Karl Goldhammer, a famed German bowler who took home the gold at the 1936 International Bowling Association World Championship in Berlin. He donated it to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame along with several other items.
Published by Deutscher Keglerbund, 1999 (photo by Heritage Werks)