Girl from Limburg an der Lahn, Germany

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Click here to view the back.

What it is:

Carte de visite (or CDV-sized cabinet card) measuring a bit less than 2.5 x 4.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Julius Weimer of Limburg an der Lahn, Germany.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been known to entertain myself by typing my own last name into eBay and seeing what comes up as a search result.  I’ve ended up buying some of the things, including vintage photos like the ones I’ve posted here and here.  This one is another result of such a search, but it differs in that it’s not the subject of the photo that shares my name (that I know of), but the photographer.  As with the others, I claim no relation, it’s just something that I find amusing.  I’ve included a scan of the back of the card because the flower included in the design struck me as unusually delicate and weedy.  And as for our little girl here, as dolled up as she is I still wouldn’t want to tangle with her.

6 comments on “Girl from Limburg an der Lahn, Germany”

  1. I have been know to search for my name as well but had never tried it with photos…a good idea1

    I love the way the German pictures all seem to have very nice backings. I don’t recall that being especially common with the American ones.

    • I’m tempted to say the fanciness is European in general, but then I realize that most of my photos come from middle and eastern Europe, and the UK, but so I don’t have examples to compare from places like France or Spain. But yes, they can be beautiful.

  2. It’s interesting that the plant’s root system is on there. Perhaps so they didn’t have to draw grass or something?

  3. A very unhappy cherub.

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