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July 28, 2018

Amazing Found Photos Document Daily Life of a German Family in Edwardian England

This album was found at a German fleamarket several years ago by Wolfgang Wiggers. It contains many large size prints which were commercially available at the beginning of the 20th century. But more interesting are a couple of small sized snapshots of daily life in the Edwardian England.

The name of the owner does not appear in the album, but due to the captions, it can be assumed it was a young German woman that lived and worked in England between 1894 and 1910. She has lived in Bristol together with a family called Herring.

“One of my friends was able to find their house that is still standing. In 1900, it was called St. Ivans. Today it is Downleaze 5.”

From the beach, Brighton, March 14th-25th, 1895

A trip to Sea Mills, Bristol in August 1899

Outdoor teatime, Bradford-on-Avon, August 1901

Hilda and Mabel Herring in the garden of St. Ivans, Bristol, September 1902

A lady's bedroom in 1903

A promenade in Coombe Dingle, Bristol, August 9th, 1903

Justin Henning playing Golf in the garden of St. Ivans, Bristol, 1903

Mabel riding on a horse, August 1903

Summer in the front garden of St. Ivans, Bristol, 1903

Mabel and Mrs Henning in the front garden of St. Ivans, Bristol, 1904

The caption under the photograph says: "Mr. Henning, Mrs. Henning, Justin Henning, Fr. N. F. (Glücksburg 1905)"

Lazy sunday afternoon. Justin is lying on the grass, St. Ivans, Bristol, 1908

 A woman playing piano, St. Ivans in Bristol, April (July) 1909

Cosy Corner, Drawing Room, St. Ivans in Bristol. Typical interior around 1900

Mr. and Mrs. Herring in the front garden of St. Ivans, Bristol, around 1900



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