My Mother, Kiel, 1965

JUNE 1965 – Inga Zanzig posing on the Krusenkoppel in Kiel, Germany, during her pregnancy with her son. Scan © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

There are only two images in the family photo archive that show my mother while visibly being pregnant (with me), and this is one of them. We have tons of pictures before and after, but the period of her high pregnancy seems like a blank spot in terms of photos. At 22 years, she may not have been prepared to become a mother and may have had issues with her look.

In June 1965, my father photographed her in Kiel at the Krusenkoppel with its gentle green hills. In the back you can see the regional government buildings and the Kieler Förde.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 1965
LocationKiel, Germany
Image Source10.5 x 7.5 cm black & white print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4912 x 3434 Pixel
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/

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