Dorothea Grebien (1857-1936)

An undated CdV photo shows Dorothea Christine Grebien who was born in 1857 and got married to Theodor Schweim on 30th June 1889. © Mark Zanzig/ Alb. Giesler

The story behind the image

This is my great-grandmother Dorothea Schweim, photographed by one of the photographic pioneers in Northern Germany, the great Albert Giesler.

This CdV photograph was probably taken in Giesler’s studio in Eutin in 1889 or 1890. The fact that there is a matching photo that shows my great-grandfather, Theodor Schweim, suggests that this could have been a wedding gift for the couple.

Theodor and Dorothea got married on the 30th June 1889 in Malkwitz, Germany.

And here is a photo of them, probably taken around 1915.

The high resolution image

Capture Dateunknown, probably around 1890
PhotographerAlb. Giesler
LocationEutin, Germany
Image Source6 x 9 cm CdV
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2424 x 3636 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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