Winter Family Photo, 1947

JANUARY 1947 – After heavy snowfalls, the Schweim family poses for the photographer in the deep snow of Malente-Gremsmühlen, Germany. Scan © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

On Christmas 1946, the kids received their white fur coats, and a few days later they were already needed when posing for a family photo in Malente-Gremsmühlen, about 40 km outside of Kiel. The winter 1946/47 was another cold winter, and the coats effectively protected against the weather. Of course, today it is not appropriate to wear fur coats – but these were different times.

From left to right: My aunt Editha (5½ years), my grandfather Otto, my grandmother Edith, and my mother Inga (4½ years).

The high resolution image

Capture DateJanuary 1947
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 Dimensions2508 x 2629 Pixels
CopyrightScan © Mark Zanzig/

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