Edith Gehring, 1907

1907 – Edith Gehring at the age of 2. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com/Photo: Julius Simonsen

The story behind the image

My grandmother Edith Gehring was born in Oldenburg (Lower Saxony) in Germany in 1905. She grew up in Schönwalde am Bungsberg. This is one of her first studio photos in the family archive. It was photographed in 1907 or 1908 by Julius Simonsen in Oldenburg in Holstein. (Read more about Simonsen in my post from earlier today.)

I love to discover historic images of people, even more so when I can relate them to my family. And it’s truly exciting to see that one of the photo pioneers in the area has photographed my grandmother.

P.S.: The dog is the family dog, as my great-grandfather was a ranger, but I don’t know the name of the dog.

The high resolution image

Capture Datec. 1907
LocationOldenburg in Holstein, Germany
Image Source6 x 9 cm black & white CdV
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2762 x 4143 Pixels
Copyright© Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com/Photo: Julius Simonsen

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