UNDATED – Arthur Reinhard Heinrich Wilhelm Wilke (1898-1962) from Kiel, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
This studio portrait from the family archive shows my grand uncle Arthur Wilke. It’s undated, and neither photographer nor studio is mentioned on the print.
Uncle Arthur was born in Kiel, Germany, on 1898. During the First World War he served the Jagdstaffel 300 and was announced to be lost in 1919, but he survived the war and returned to his home town to become a merchant.
He married in 1926 my great aunt Irmgard Marie Gehring, where he joined my family tree.
This image shows Arthur probably around 1923, and I like the confidence in his face. Photo studios were booming in Kiel in the early 1920s, so it is very likely that it was captured in Kiel. Too bad that there is no hint on the photographer.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||unknown, probably around 1923|
|Location||probably Kiel, Germany|
|Image Source||9 x 13 cm b&w print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4102 x 6153 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|