Woman in Braunschweig, Germany

By: usermattw

Jun 24 2017

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Category: Women

2 Comments

Click here to view it larger.

Click here to view the back.

 

What it is:

Carte de Visite (or CDV-sized cabinet card) measuring 2.5 x 4 inches.

 

What I know about it:

Photographer is Jean Baptiste Feilner.  As can be seen on the back of the card, he won many awards and had studios in multiple locations.  According to this German Wikipedia page, he was at this particular address in Braunschweig from 1883 to 1900.

 

Comments:

She looks like she’s waiting to exhale.

 

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2 comments on “Woman in Braunschweig, Germany”

  1. Fascinating photo! Her hair style, that “hat”…. and her cinched-in waist! I can’t imagine a waist that tiny – mayhaps the photographer used some editing magic?

    • Hard to say for sure, though I think it’s possible that it’s real. Imagine how her real body is proportioned without the puffy sleeves and the padded hips, and the waist doesn’t seem as extreme. Still, that can’t be comfortable.


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