Edith in St.-Peter-Ording, Germany, 1956

SUMMER 1956 – A color photo shows Edith Schweim at the beach of St.-Peter-Ording in Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the photo

This is one of the early color photos in our family archive. Presumably shot by my grandfather, it shows my grandmother as she rests on the outside of a ‘beach castle’ in St.-Peter-Ording in Germany.

The print is dated 1956, and it is already in a poor condition today. See the color calibrated scan below to see how it looks today. I did some editing to get rid of the red and yellow bias and like the result. I guess my edited version is what Edith and Otto got back from the lab 66 years ago when the print was still fresh.

Color calibrated scan of a 6×6 color print dated 1956. © zanzig.com

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1956
LocationSt.-Peter-Ording, 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 Dimensions2542 x 2542 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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