Edith at the Dieksee, 1940s

UNDATED – Edith Schweim poses for the photographer at the Dieksee pier in Malente-Gremsmühlen, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

This photo from the early 1940s shows my grandmother, Edith Schweim, born Gehring, at the Dieksee pier in Malente-Gremsmühlen in Germany, as she poses for the photographer, her husband and my grandfather Otto Schweim.

The photo was clearly shot with a consumer camera, as the image is a bit soft, and the left portion of the is quite blurred. Edith, however, sits in the center and is (sort of) sharp. On the right there’s no blur, so something is wrong here. It could be that the guys on the left were deliberately blurred (applied during the development of the print) to draw the attention to Edith. But I doubt it.

I still like this shot tremendously, because Edith looks happy with a positive smile on this beautiful spring or summer day.


The high resolution image

Capture Dateundated, probably early 1940s
LocationMalente-Gremsmühlen, Germany
Image Source6 x 6 cm Print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2420 x 2490 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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