Every picture tells a story No. 20
Hedwig, the little girl with the Pippi Longstocking vibe outside Wilhelm Geppert's bakery, grew up and started working on farms, milking cows, killing and plucking geese, that sort of thing. She started working as a nanny aged 14, then from age 15 worked as a farm helper in places like Zadel and Hedwigswalde, with just one short stint as a domestic servant in between.
Here she is apparently on her way to do some milking:
except that the photo appears to be part of a series (watch out for the sieve leaning against the wall to correlate the images), which at one point was invaded by a horse:
This photo is also on flickr.
Every picture tells a story series so far:
- string quartet Wuppertal Elberfeld 1927
- greetings from Adamsweiler
- Gastwirthschaft Ferd. Weirich
- quartet times three
- Neumühl 1923
- Tangermünde railway station 1889
- a singing lesson
- bei Wilhelm Geppert
- a bakery at Lorsch 1900
- Consumgeschäft von Julius Düsselmann
- Hanna and Ruth
- a young chemist
- school's out at Reichenstein, 1886
- a patchwork family in East Prussia
- the case of the missing grandmother
- checkpoint Glaner Brücke 1929(ish)
- finding Mimi
- five sisters, five decades
- happy at home
- gone milking
Alternatively, you can use this twitter thread as an illustrated table of contents.
In a somewhat roundabout way, this series relates to my research for the family history music memoir I'm writing.