dear mom


i found this photo from 1957 in the local thrift store, on the back is a written letter to her mom:

Für Mama. Im schweizer Speisewagen beim schweizerischen Bier (grosse flasche = 0,10 dm) Auch das Essen war gut und sehr billig. Man merkte, dass man in einem Friedensland war. Im Fensterrahmen: Ein bissschen schweizer Landschaft, wenn auch sehr matt. Wer soll auch nicht hinter meiner Person (frei nach Bruno) verblassen?

For mum. in the swiss dining wagon with swiss beer (big bottle = 0,10 dm) The food was good and very cheap. You could feel that you are in a land of peace. In the window frame: A bit of the swiss landscape, but very dull. Who would not (according to Bruno) fade out behind myself?


after my best friend recognized the letter on the back of the photo, i want to search for more of her photos next time, trying to find out more details about this unkown person from a time that even my mom was nearly born yet.

13 comments:

Hopscotch said...

Så underbar....!

kmimp said...

+

catarina said...

<3

bubi zitrone said...

awesome. you perhaps already know the story and work of the magnificent vivian maier, don't you?

ada said...

@ zitrone: please tell us!

Matthew Harris said...

This is just wonderful! Thank-you for sharing.

valnouveau said...

cool photography

Sandra Mikaela said...

Fantastiskt!

bubi zitrone said...

i came across the story and work of vivian maier by watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWEDOnBfDUI

here is the blog from the person who bought her almost lost pictures and published a few of them online: http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/

A said...

Spännande, det är något med den koncentrerade blicken som gör en mkt nyfiken. Hoppas du lyckas hitta mer av/om henne!

nella said...

wow, that is amazing. i really hope you find more!

cho said...

me, too. it has been three days after first time i saw this photograph, i still couldn't forget.

kristi said...

this photo has stopped me in my tracks.
it's too lovely for words.
and then i read the text....

Post a Comment

you can write in english, german or swedish.