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
|Image Source||9 x 14 cm black & white print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2417 x 3450 Pixels|
|Copyright||Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|