I'd like to introduce you to Elizabeth Hockenberger. Her photo was found at The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado. I was on a road trip with my grandma and two aunts and we decided to do some antique shopping on our way into Denver from Estes Park. While they wondered the antique mall, I sat in one particular corner and scoured through hundreds of old photos.
I cam across Elizabeth's photo and immediately knew I wanted to purchase it. Not only was it a beautiful photo, but it also has her name and photographer information on the back. I figured there was a good chance I'd be able to figure out exactly who Elizabeth was and find her in some historical records.
This is one of my favorite photos so far. I love this old woman.
I don't know who this woman was as there was no name written on the back. The back of the photo, which I didn't include in the Instagram post, shows the photographer was H. Hesselbach in Bamberg, Germany. I haven't done any research to learn more about the photographer, but here is a little info about Bamberg from Wikipedia:
Bamberg is a town in Upper Franconia, (Germany), on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. A large part of the town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.