Edith Gehring (1905-1966)

An undated portrait of Edith Eugenie Schweim, born Gehring, (1905-1966), probably taken in Kiel, Germany, around 1950. Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

This photo from our family archive shows my grandmother, Edith Schweim (born Gehring). I never met her, at least I can’t remember the meeting, because she died when I was 18 months old. I would have loved to meet her in person as her life was full of interesting turns, overshadowed by two world wars. But she mastered all of the challenges presented to her.

This studio portrait is slightly off focus, with the buttons of her blouse being pretty sharp, but the eyes and face slightly blurred. But the photo has the charms of a 1940s Hollywood portrait, and I really like it for this exact reason.

Edith was born on this day in 1905 in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

The high resolution image

Capture Dateunknown
Image Source9 x 14 cm black & white print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2417 x 3450 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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