Beauty At The Beach, 1949 (II)

1949 – Edith Schweim poses for the photographer on the beach fortress of St.-Peter in Northern Germany. Scan © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This is my grandmother, photographed by my grandfather, Otto Schweim. Obviously, this image is from the family archive. I adore this shot because it shows that she was doing well. The war had ended four years ago and – most importantly – the family had survived. The kids were developing nicely, the bungalow in Malente-Gremsmühlen had been sold, and their business in Kiel had survived as well and was striving. Yes, she had a good time, and her warm, relaxed smile makes me melt away. Sadly, I never met her as she passed away shortly after my birth.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1949
LocationSt. Peter, Germany
Image Source6 x 6 cm print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2494 x 2494 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/

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