Vintage Photographs of Germany 1955-61 - School outing

Vintage photographs of Germany. School Outing is the third post in the series "the story behind the image". All the images in the series are featured in the Josef Lebovic Gallery Catalogue of Heide's work, which you can see on my website

 

 
 

From the catalogue
1.| |School Outing Into The Forest,|1956.| Vintage silver gelatin photograph,titled in German and English, signed “Heide Soltsien” and dated in pencil with photographer’s stamp verso, 16.8 x 23.2cm. Slight scuffing.| $3,300

 

The Story behind the image - School outing
As fans of Gustav Mahler will be aware, Germans are great wanderers, or as we would say, hikers. The only difference is that German wanderers always sing, hikers only occasionally. The city where I lived in Germany until 1963, Hameln, is located in Lower Saxony at the northern end of the "Weserbergland" where the River Weser flows through a hilly region on it's way to the North Sea. The forests of the Weserbergland are well maintained by professional forestors, with numerous walks to choose from, in fact, it is like a backgarden for the people of Hameln.
It is used not only for school excursions - biology & zoology -virtual reality, but also family reunions, intrepid wanderers and by lovers. So you find restuarants and cafes, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. This shot was taken in 1956, when I was still an apprentice photographer, and my name was still Heide Soltsien.

To Purchase images from the Catalogue.
Please contact the Josef Lebovic Gallery on 0296634848, or email josef@joseflebovicgallery.com, or visit the Lebovic Gallery website

 

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