Saturday, January 28, 2012

Comunidade da Primeira Comunhão

Photography by H. Raffaelli, Sao Paulo, late 1930ies
Size 17,5 x 23,0 cm, hand tinted lips and background
Collection Heinz-Werner Lawo

This image gives the idea of the First Holy Communion an interesting twist. What about the first communion with yourself as an other?
She is trying hard not to look at her mirror images by looking into that book which will fix her identity.

There is a photographers blind stamp in the lower right corner:
I read: "H Raffaelli / S PAULO". But I could not find any information about this photographer. Perhaps the name is Roffaells, or Poffaelli, or Taffaelli or the town is not Sao Paulo in Brazil. If you have any information or other photos like this please contact me.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Etienne de Lassus Saint-Geniès (1887-1979)

Photographer Lucien Gaulard, Marseille
Postcard (Carte Postale) with the photographers French copyright blindstamp in the lower right corner: L. GAULARD. PHOT. /
The sitter Etienne de Lassus Saint-Geniès was, at that time, Lieutenant in a cavalry regiment (Dragons). He served in Macedonia, in the marshes of the Vardar, near Salonique. The photo has been taken during the last days of October 1915.
For more information click here: Etienne de Lassus Saint-Geniès
Private Collection, France
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