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.


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.

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...

I'm living about 20 minutes from this railroad bridge. It was build around 1900 near a military camp.
A. Herld (and not Herla) was at that time the fotograph of this camp. After the first world war our region was annected to Belgium.
the military camp Elsenborn is still in use by the belgian army.

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