June 12, 2002
A box filled with pictures 01

It must have been about 10 years ago. I found this old cookie box filled with photographs in the street in Frankfurt. Somebody had thrown out the memories of an old family. The photographs are about one hundred years old. Some are quite beautiful. I would like to share them with you. First here, and later in a special section of the site. (Click to enlarge)

Original Print on grey cardboard. Inscription on the right Atelier A Herla, Elsenborn Truppenübungsplatz. (Studio A. Herla, Elsenborn Military trainingsfield.)
Image of a bridge in a Military zone. about 1903.

Posted by Witold Riedel at June 12, 2002 11:50 PM

I just wanted to thank you for sharing this beautiful photograph. It's raw in the sense that one gets the feeling this photo has lived. It wasn't preserved carefully like a photograph in a museum rather it lives and deteriate like the rest of us. Thanks again.

Posted by: T on June 13, 2002 01:06 AM

The photograph must have been through a lot. I have the feeling that one of the photographs in the box actually shows the construction of the bridge in the picture. Let’s see...

Posted by: witold on June 17, 2002 06:37 PM
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