Entertainment One Couple Takes the Same Christmas Portraits for More Than 40 Years from 1900-1942

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  1. XXXXX

    XXXXX Well-Known Member

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    Based on the writing on the picture, i would guess they are from Germany or Austria.

    Following is some more information i found about the couple:

    http://bigthink.com/Picture-This/how-picturing-christmas-becomes-picturing-the-passing-of-time


    From 1900 to 1942 Anna and Richard Wagner had a photograph taken of themselves in their front room every Christmas Eve, and they sent the picture as a Christmas Card to their friends. Here are eight of the pictures, with a commentary from Kristen Lippincott‘s The Story of Time.

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    The first card shows the young and newly married couple - Richard sports a silver topped cane and Anna lift up Meitz, her cat, to show him the various gifts they have received. The house is sparsely decorated but comfortable.

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    1908

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    By 1912 their material wealth has increased, as have their waistlines. Richard now sits at the desk as Anna tidies around him.

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    A map is included in the 1915 picture to show the advances of the German Troops in the Great War.

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    By 1917, the fortunes of the War have been reversed, and Anna and Richard are in their overcoats, signaling the lack of winter fuel.

    [​IMG]In 1927, Richard begins to wear glasses and is hair is showing signs of grey. Anna’s Christmas present for that year is a vacuum cleaner – electricity has been installed.
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    1935 is a frugal year and Richard begins to look older.

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    By 1942, both have gone completely grey and are again wearing their winter coats. The final picture in the series shows Anna all alone – no tree, no presents. Richard had died in August of that year. And even though Anna lived another five years, the series stops here.
     
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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    You is one Christmas loving nigga
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    i once got a red rifle bb gun for christmas
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    RALPHIE!
     
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    These are awesome! Thank you for sharing them. :hug:
     
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