Edith Gehring (1905-1966)

An undated portrait of Edith Eugenie Schweim, born Gehring, (1905-1966), taken in Kiel, Germany, around 1963. Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

This photo from our family archive shows my grandmother, Edith Schweim (born Gehring), in front of her home in Kiel, Schillerstraße 13. Follwing the death of her beloved husband, and my grandfather, Otto Schweim, she had given up the single house in Kiel Wik and moved into a large appartment near the city center. (Here’s a winter photo taken from that appartment.)

I like this photo because it shows that she had kept a modern style. For a lady nearing her 60th birthday she was looking quite fashionable. And happy. That’s why I like this shot so much. She beams for the photographer and shows that she’s fine. Sure, she is slightly off-focus, but I like the image anyway.

Edith died at the age of 62 in Kiel, Germany, on the 5th November 1966.

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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