Thursday, November 1, 2012

German Boy

Photographer: Samson & Co.
Estimated Date: 1900 - 1920
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany

Notes: This is one of my favorite antique photographs. This little boy is just precious; his blonde hair is indicative of his German roots and his outfit is very cute. Unfortunately I can't find too much on the photographer but I have looked up a few of his other dated photos so that was where I got the date estimate. The sheepskin rug was also quite popular during this time period. He seemed to have travelled around the country quite a bit - nearly all of his photographs I've seen online are from a different city. According to Wikipedia, during this time, Wiesbaden was very popular amongst nobles and tourists due to its thermal springs. The nice (I'm assuming) clothes on this child suggests that he may have been born into a wealthy family. Perhaps his parents were on vacation and decided to have his picture taken.

1 comment:

  1. If you collect old photographs, I found a photo of a girl probably at her first confirmation, labled Samson and Co., Wiesbaden, same rug in the background. Let me know if you want it for your collection.