SUMMER 1951 – A color photo shows a woman, two girls, and a dog in the dunes of St.-Peter-Ording in Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the photo
This is the first color photo in our family archive. Presumably shot by my grandmother Edith, it shows (from left to right): Irmgardt Wendt (the nanny), Editha (my aunt), Peggy (the dog) and Inga (my mother.)
Despite being from 1951, the print is still in a fair condition today, and I am very happy about that. However, it this surprises me as well, because I’ve encountered many color photos from the 1960s and 1970s that have faded almost completely. So, the photo lab did something right with this photo.
I like the strong colors of the clothing that contrasts well with the blue sky and the grass in the dunes.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1951|
|Image Source||9 x 13 cm Print from Original Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6312 x 4208 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|