Edith at the Dieksee, 1944

1944 – Edith Schweim poses for the photographer at the Dieksee pier in Malente-Gremsmühlen, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

This photo from 1944 shows my grandmother, Edith Schweim, at the Dieksee pier in Malente-Gremsmühlen in Germany.

While her family tree has no roots in the Ostholstein area (where Malente is located), her husband’s ancesters can be found all over the place. I can trace his family roots back to 1703, and they’re all in Ostholstein, from Ahrensbök to Eutin and Malente. This probably explains their love for the countryside, despite having their home in Kiel.

I love this photo, because it is one of the decent photos that have not been damaged too much. It is sufficiently sharp, and the light is fantastic. But the mood of my grandmother beats it all: all smiling and generally happy with life. An awesome photo.


The high resolution image

Capture Date1944
LocationMalente-Gremsmühlen, Germany
Image Source6 x 6 cm Print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2557 x 2557 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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