This photograph is included in the portfolio entitled ‘The Official’ within the group ‘Classes and Professions’ in August Sander’s photographic project ‘People of the 20th Century’. Drawing on the commissioned portraits he had taken during the Wilhelmine era, Sander decided to compile a typology of the German people during the 1920s, continuing to expand and edit the project until his death in 1964. This frontal portrait presents a composed young legal prosecutor sitting on a wooden chair in front of patterned wallpaper. He is dressed in a formal three-piece suit, his hair combed down flat against his head. Leaning slightly forwards, he rests his elbows on the chair’s curved arms and presses his fingertips together in a prayer position.