Sunday, February 7, 2010

Paul and Wilhelminia Junghans

This is the only photo I've seen of my great grandparents, Paul and Wilhelminia Junghans. It is a colorized version that my grandparents had at their home.

Below is a copy of the original photo.

S L Stein was apparently a pretty famous photographer in Milwaukee. I've sent an email to the Wisconsin historical society in hopes they may have some more photos taken of my great-grandparents, but I'm not holding my breath.

His studio at the time this photo was taken in probably 1886 or early 1887 was 310 State Street, Corner of 3rd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1 comment:

  1. SL Stein was a very famous photographer in his time. He was the exclusive photographer to the Pabst family (as in beer) and inherited much of his elite clientele from the previous owner of the studio Hugo von Broich. Your photo caught my eye as I've done a large amount of research on Milwaukee and Stein and am always on the lookout for new images. Your photo was taken on the third floor of a building that is still standing and was Steins first studio before he made an even bigger name for himself and moved his studio a half a block west of the Pfister Hotel (really ritzy place). Nice to see an early image of his work!