PORTRAIT OF THREE BROTHERS AND A SISTER IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

This cabinet card photograph features four siblings. The foursome include three brothers and one sister. The children are identified by first name via an inscription on the reverse of the photo. The boys are Emil, Carl, and Niels. I am unable to decipher the sister’s name though it is clear that she was born in 1890. The image comes from the studio of Budtz Muller & Company which was located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Bertel Christian Budtz Muller (1837-1884) was a Danish photographer. Muller began his career as a pharmacist before he became a popular photographer in Copenhagen. In 1884, Muller’s studio was taken over by Ludvig Offenberg. Despite the change of ownership, Offenberg did not change the name of the studio. It is interesting to note that Muller’s will included a provision to set up a fund to support needy photographers. It is also of note that Muller is also known for his portrait of writer, Hans Christian Andersen.

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SIX YOUNG BOYS UNHAPPILY POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

When does the fun start? That seems to be the question on the faces of the six young lads posing for their photograph at the studio of Julius Jacobsen, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The boys are dressed up in their finest clothing for this group photograph. Jacobsen took on the ambitious task of photographing six young boys. Jacobsen’s studio was located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It appears that the lads were not in a very cooperative mood at the time of the photograph. They appear bored, sleepy and irritated. Some of them have mischievous expressions but probably they are just boys being boys. How are these six kids related in terms of being photographed together. Perhaps they are classmates? They seem somewhat affectionate in the photograph leading one to believe that they knew each other well.

Published in: on January 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm  Comments (1)  
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ELDERLY GENTLEMAN IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

An elderly gentleman poses for his portrait at the studio of Christensen and Morange, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The grey haired man, dressed in a suit,  is sitting in a chair next to an open book, which lies on a desk or table. The man’s pocket watch can be seen behind his open jacket. Note the interesting design of the chair that the gentleman is occupying. The old man’s facial expression is open to interpretation. At first glance, he looks quite serious; but upon further examination, he seems a bit amused as he stares at the photographer. The Christensen and Morange studio photographed a number of well known people in Denmark. Some of the photographer’s portraits are held by the Royal Library, in Copenhagen.  To view the Cabinet Card Gallery’s collection of photographs from Denmark, click on the category, “Denmark”.

Published in: on February 13, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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PRETTY WOMAN PLAYING THE VIOLIN IN KJOBENHAVN, DENMARK

A pretty woman poses for her photograph at the studio of  Hansen & Weller in Copenhagen, Denmark. The studio’s address was 28 Bredgade. The woman is playing her violin with her bow. Her hair is up and she appears to be wearing a corset , giving her a lovely figure. One of the photographers is George Emil Hansen (1833-1891). He was a pioneer Danish photographer. His father and brother were also photographers. He won photography awards in London (1862) and Berlin (1865). Hansen was the photographer of the Danish Royal Family. His photographic work spanned from 1856 through 1891.

Published in: on August 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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