Viennese family in a standing pose

What it is:

Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Adolf Jakisch of Vienna, Austria.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


This has always struck me as a rather strong portrait, since even though there are several people of different ages, and even though a chair is available, everybody is standing, not sitting, gathered in a confident, united pose.  (Such a pose does not, of course, preclude the young woman from turning to accentuate our view of her alluring figure.)  The more I look at this photo, the more I second-guess myself as to how they might be related, though I do assume they are at least related somehow.  I like that it’s a full-length shot, and I’m intrigued by the bird-shaped clasp/buckle thing worn by the woman in the middle.  I seem to have a disproportionate number of photos from the old Austro-Hungarian Empire.  It’s probably just a coincidence, but I may need to create a new category for them at some point.

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