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Chile 1898. My Beloved Family. by Daidalos

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2418 views as of January 28, 2014. 9 Features.
The Chain of Love:
This photograph was taken at a professional studio in Concepcion. Chile. 1898.
You will not beleive it, but this photograph presents my grandfather, grandmother, my father and my uncles.

1898 !!!

From left to right: My Uncle Heinrich, Uncle Max, Grandfather Stanislaus, Uncle Wilhelm, my Father Alexander, Grandmother Berta.
Yes, the “baby-girl” is my father! It was a tradition at high bourgeois social class at that epoch to dress the little boys as girls!

…And why 1898 ? My family ?

My father was born in 1897 (died 1987, 90 years old, God Bless him).
I was born 1957 when my father was 60 years old…
Thus, my father’s family lived all a lot of time ago.
They are all gone in this photograph, but I love them all so much, that you can not imagine.

I never met my Grandfather Stanislaus because he died by 1917, in Berlin during WW-I, 40 years before I was born. But I know (my father told me) that he was a great and lovely Person, a heartful patriarch, very powerful but also sensitive, intelligent and generous, a loving father and husband, thus I worship him. And I never met my uncle Wilhelm because he died in 1952, 5 years before I was born. But my father told me a lot about him because he loved him so much.

My Grandmom Berta died 1963 when I was 6 so I remember her! And I love her!

Uncle Heinrich died in 1986. When I was 29.
Uncle Max died 1974, when I was 17.
Aunt Johana died in 1992 (she is not on this photo, as she was born one year later than this photo).

My beloved Father died in 1987 when I was 30. I love him unconditionally and infinitely. Because that way He loved me when I was little and needed him.

My beloved Father, I remember and love you so much. So much, so much. God bless you. I am so proud to be your son. I miss you.

And I love so much your parents and your beloved brothers and sisters, my Grandparents and Uncles and Aunt.

Granddad Stanislaus and Grandmom Berta I love you so much too. Infinitely. You gave me such a wonderful Father. I am so thankful.

God Bless you all. I will always love you all, in eternity.

My beloved Father, Granddad and Grandmom, I swear to you, I am giving the love You gave me further to my own family, my children and my wife, whom I love infinitely. Thus the chain of Love goes on from generation to generation.

German amateur photographer living in Switzerland. Nature and Landscapes. I have lived for many years in a very beautiful rural region at the very south of Bavaria. So I had a lot of subjects to take photos from, especially landscapes, mountains, lakes, woods, rivers, picturesque villages, countryside. Recently I moved to Switzerland. Nikon D7K, D90, Pentax K20D, Pentax K-x, Nikon D3K. I am also a host to the Chile Lindo Group.

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  • Jeff Burgess
    Jeff Burgessover 4 years ago

    Love the image, the sentiment, and your history. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you so much Jeff! I appreciate very much your kind comment.

    – Daidalos

  • en-joy
    en-joyover 4 years ago

    I really love pics like this, such a treasure!

  • Vielen herzlichen Dank en-joy!

    – Daidalos

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 4 years ago

    Alex what a beautiful photo…one to treasure.
    Your father was born the same year as my father.I was born when dad was 26 and you when your dad was 60…that makes the difference of age between us.You are the age of my son lol.
    I must have a photo of my father wearing skirts and I always wondered why but you give the explanation.

  • Thank you so very much for that wonderful comment dear Gilberte!

    – Daidalos

  • Dania Reichmuth
    Dania Reichmuthover 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful image, what a story behind this wonderful capture.Were you born in Chile? Very moving words, thanks for sharing! My best to you and Candy…Cheers:)

  • Yes I was born in Chile :)) Thank you so very much Dania!

    – Daidalos

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    A wonderful family photograph Alex, lovely story and sentiments!! _ I always enjoy going through images such as this,such a treasure to browse .

  • Thank you so much for your beautiful words dear Kate! Yes these old photos are such a treasure, unbeleivable. This photo means so much, so unfinitely much to me :))

    – Daidalos

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 4 years ago

    A fascinating photo and story!!

  • Thank you very much Cora!

    – Daidalos

  • JaniceMachado
  • Thank you Janice!

    – Daidalos

  • jaci1966
    jaci1966over 4 years ago

    I do family genealogy when I can and pictures and stories like yours are always to be cherished. Beautiful photo and wonderful story.

  • Thank you so much for your beautiful words.

    – Daidalos

  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldover 4 years ago

    A superb portrait of your family, and fascinating reading as well!

  • Thank you very much Susan!

    – Daidalos

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature Patricia! I am honored.

    – Daidalos

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