Early 20th Century Photography Studios #photographs


Rusty Wilson
 

I am trying to identify an early 20th century photo portrait.  The name of the photography studio is stamped on the photo and is almost entirely illegible (I've attached a scan of the stamp here).  I can make out the first name of the studio as "Johanne.".. As best I can tell, the studio is in Europe.  My questions: 
 
1. Does anyone recognize the stamp and the photo studio? Or particularly the city?
 
2. Can anyone direct me to an online source of early 20th century photo portraits where I could look for a similar studio stamp?
 
3. Does anyone know of any online lists of early 20th century European photo studios? I know of several for the US but none for Europe.  
 
Thank you. 
 
Rusty Wilson
Researching: 
BABCZUK; KRASNY; WILKORISKY; NAGOSHINER
 
 

 
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Rusty Wilson
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Mike Coleman
 

Aalborg (Denmark)..........

Mike Coleman  London U.K.


Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello Rusty

I also can't read much more of the name, the surname may start with "Bie..."
But I can identify the city: below it definitly is Aalborg in northern Danmark.

Perhaps the City archive can help you with more information, normally they know "their" photographers.
Here ist the contact-information:
stadsarkiv@...

The Germany-based "Compgen-Society hosts a database of historical photografy-studios - but only for Germay
http://genwiki.genealogy.net/Kategorie:Fotostudio_nach_Ort

Regards from Germany (near Hamburg)

Corinna (Wöhrl)


Bob Silverstein
 

You might want to dust it lightly with some powdered charcoal to bring out details.  Likewise with lights a low angles.  Find some with Photoshop to bring out details.  As for archival materials, check with local historical and genealogical societies.  Perhaps a nearby Jewish Genealogical Society could help.  To date and place the picture better, research the clothing and hairstyles of the people.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Motol, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).


Peter Cherna
 

I played a bit with your image in a photo editor, and my best guess on the name is "Johanne Birkedal". I agree with the others that it's Aalborg.

And a little Google shows e.g. https://www.fotohistorie.com/birkedahl-johanne-nakskov.html

1923-47 in Aalborg, although their spelling seemed to be "Birkedahl" whereas I see "Birkedal" but maybe there's an H in there.

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Peter Cherna, Exton PA (peter@...)
Researching CSERNA (Budapest, Székesfehérvár), GRUNFELD (Székesfehérvár), BRAUN, REINER (Budapest, Nyíregyháza, Máriapócs), EHRENFELD (Pozsony, Balassagyarmat) BRACK (Ipolykeszi)


debannex@...
 

Are you familiar with the New York Public Library in NYC database of photographers/photostudios. 
You can search by name or location.
Good luck!

 

W The New York Public Library / Photographers’ Identities Catalog Photographers’ Identities Catalog Consisting of names, nationalities, dates, locations and more, PIC is a vast and growing resource for the historian, student, genealogist, or any lover of photography's history.

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Deborah Moscou Annex


Gary Pokrassa
 

Rusty

The museum of family history has an exhibit showing many European photo studios at http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/czernowitz-photo-studios.htm
this is run by Steve Lasky - you can contact him at
postmaster@...
I believe he will appreciate having you submit this for his gallery and I assume he may be the best qualified person to help you identify this.
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Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division