This happens to be another master photography from the mid 1920ies . Mind the perfectly balanced contrasts and symmetry and the stunning focus. The young mother seems to be shining as she steps out of the shadows of Birkigter Garden which is supposed to be (or to have been) located in Western Bohemia. The two neat girls were certainly fascinated by the photographer and his equipment.
…Photo post card, labeled “ALFRED KRAUS, BODENBACH”, image developed on “FOTO BAYER”, dated 1925/05
Weird albumen photo postcard dating back to the years after the great war. This site should be located next to some river branch or small lake in Austria. I must confess that I do not have any clue what this scene is all about, but somehow I like its composition.
Unlabeled silver gelatine photo postcard from Brno, CZ, former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nice image dealing with working fashion items of these days. The advertisements are about sauerkraut/pickled cabbage and Sidol Sirax (a metal polishing powder).
LEONAR contact print from the late 1930ies, Austria. Kind of interesting portrait. This woman seems to be concerned about daily life. If you know a bit about the political circumstances Austria was going through these days (Dollfuss–>Schuschnigg–>Hitler) you might have a clue about two things:
this is honesty. no make up, no neat fashion, no wealth, no time where you don’t know that to do. Photos like this tell stories.
our post modern selfie portraits are just sad and meaningless POSING. Waste of time and Megabytes, my friends around the globe. Fuck that.
Undated Agfa b/w image of a more or less idyllic site full of girls around a young woman. When she needs to handle this bunch of kids, she is surely ready to use the black whistle hanging from her vest. Charming detail, this, though I don’t really like this memento of 1970ies didactics.