Sisters

This photo was taken in my town, probably around 125 years ago.

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The ice-skating girls are probably also sisters. On the back it is written that the photo was taken in 1935 when Stela was 11 and Mutus was 12.

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This photo (not sure if the two women are sisters or mother and daughter) was sent as a postcard from Cluj in the 15th of July 1912. The text is in German, and too difficult for me to decipher in order to google translate or something.

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2 thoughts on “Sisters

  1. Oh, I love the suble hand-coloring on the ice skating photo!
    And I felt so free to transcribe the postcard, don’t think you mind 😉
    “Wohlgeb Frau Loise Mühlsteffen
    Nagyszeben
    Schulgasse Nr. 22
    Frauenheim”
    (the last word means “women’s home, I assume it is kind of a retirement home)
    “Liebe gute Grosi
    Sind glücklich angekommen. Danke dir nochmals für die freundliche Aufnahme. Hast du dir machen lassen was ich dir gesagt habe? Wünsche dir Besserung u küsse dir nochmals die Hände deine Mici”
    (= Dear good Granny. We arrived happily and thank you again for the friendly lodging. Have you had made what I told you? Wish you recovery and kiss your hands again, yours Mici)
    I am not sure how to translate the “Hast du dir machen lassen…”-sentence. Obviously she advised something, that her granny should have let made for herself or done to herself, so I am not sure if she means some kind of treatment or something physical that has to be made/crafted.
    Unfortunately we’ll never know.
    Best wishes, ette

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    1. Dear Ette, thank you so much for your comment and translation! I’m glad to see you here again and I hope you are fine! I also like a lot the hand colored photo, also the way the two girls pose holding each others hands.

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