Two faces of Prussia

Early photography in Germany: miscellanea

Among skiagraphia's albums



Two faces of Prussia

Half plate German ambrotype photographer unknown, probably late 1850s Two brothers - a Prussian soldier and an elegantly dressed civilian - proudly pose in this rare German ambrotype. An image of fraternal solidarity, but also an involuntary allegory of Prussia`s key to European hegemony: military might and prosperous bourgeoisie. The ambrotype is mounted in a French-style passe-partout, and sealed with red paper. It retains its partially torn off original seals, which should be sacrificed for the safet…

Two faces of Prussia: detail

Half plate German ambrotype photographer unknown, probably late 1850s Two brothers - a Prussian soldier and an elegantly dressed civilian - proudly pose in this rare German ambrotype. An image of fraternal solidarity, but also an involuntary allegory of Prussia`s key to European hegemony: military might and prosperous bourgeoisie. The ambrotype is mounted in a French-style passe-partout, and sealed with red paper. It retains its partially torn off original seals, which should be sacrificed for the safet…

Frau Denker and her daughter

Albumen print on cardboard, carte de visite Heinrich Wolle, Sulingen (Lower Saxony), ca. 1865 This photograph was once part of a Sulingen family album, which was sadly taken apart and its elements sold separately on eBay, this being its last remnant. I post it with the hope that maybe some other elements of the same album will show up here. So if you have bought a Sulingen photograph from a German eBay dealer in the first half of 2010, please contact me. Handwritten note on verso: "frau Denker, angeheira…

Frau Denker and her daughter: verso

Albumen print on cardboard, carte de visite Heinrich Wolle, Sulingen (Lower Saxony), ca. 1865 This photograph was once part of a Sulingen family album, which was sadly taken apart and its elements sold separately on eBay, this being its last remnant. I post it with the hope that maybe some other elements of the same album will show up here. So if you have bought a Sulingen photograph from a German eBay dealer in the first half of 2010, please contact me. Handwritten note on verso: "frau Denker, angeheira…

Frau Denker and her daughter: detail

Albumen print on cardboard, carte de visite Heinrich Wolle, Sulingen (Lower Saxony), ca. 1865 This photograph was once part of a Sulingen family album, which was sadly taken apart and its elements sold separately on eBay, this being its last remnant. I post it with the hope that maybe some other elements of the same album will show up here. So if you have bought a Sulingen photograph from a German eBay dealer in the first half of 2010, please contact me. Handwritten note on verso: "frau Denker, angeheira…

Frau Denker and her daughter: detail

Albumen print on cardboard, carte de visite Heinrich Wolle, Sulingen (Lower Saxony), ca. 1865 This photograph was once part of a Sulingen family album, which was sadly taken apart and its elements sold separately on eBay, this being its last remnant. I post it with the hope that maybe some other elements of the same album will show up here. So if you have bought a Sulingen photograph from a German eBay dealer in the first half of 2010, please contact me. Handwritten note on verso: "frau Denker, angeheira…