Beauty At The Beach, 1949

1949 – Edith Schweim at the beach in St.-Peter in Northern Germany. Scan © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This is my grandmother, photographed by my grandfather, Otto Schweim. Obviously, this image is from the family archive. I adore this shot because it shows that she was doing well. The war had ended four years ago and the family had survived. The kids were developing nicely, the bungalow in Malente-Gremsmühlen had been sold, and their business in Kiel was striving. Yes, she had a good time, and her warm, relaxed smile makes me melt. Sadly, I never met her as she passed away shortly after my birth.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1949
LocationSt. Peter, Germany
Image Source6.5 x 6.5 cm Print from Original Negative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2569 x 2657 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/

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