Puttgarden, Germany, 1963

1963 – Edith Schweim (left) poses with her daughters Editha and Inga (right) at the train station of Puttgarden in Germany. Scan © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Here’s a funny shot from our family archive – my grandmother Edith poses with my mother Inga and my aunt Editha for the photographer at the train station in Puttgarden, Germany. Editha looks rather serious while Edith and Inga have put on a smile.

This image also has a link to history, because it has been shot in 1963 after the so called Vogelfluglinie (literally ‘The Track of The Birds’) has been opened. This was possible thanks to the opening of the bridge across the Fehmarnsund that connects the island of Fehmarn to the German mainland. Now trains could go from Hamburg all the way to Puttgarden where they entered a ferry and continue their trip on the Danish side in Rødby. Basically, the trainline connected Hamburg in Germany with Kopenhagen in Denmark without having to change trains.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1963
LocationPuttgarden, Germany
Image Source7 x 10 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 Dimensions4572 x 3093 Pixels
CopyrightScan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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