Bruns or Bredhoft Relatives?

Updated Nov 02, 2015
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Bredhoft or Bruns relatives from Germany? This photo was found in grand aunts possessions, we assume it is a good bye or voyage photo because of the cloth and twig in hands. Does anyone recognize outfits?
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Ancient Faces commented
This unknown photo is believed to have been taken in 1850s Central Europe. It was customary for travelers to take ‘goodbye photos' dressed in their best native clothing.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
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N Hertel commented
It was a tradition in Germany to take "Good-by" photos just before they actually left, and they dressed in their best native costume when traveling or emigrating, but in Germany, the native costume was somewhat different, depending on where you lived, and the time frame. They also could have been from Austria or Switzerland, or even western Poland.
Oct 30, 2015 · Reply
Stephen Zaremba commented
Maybe In Poland . Looks like the way They Have Dressed. Thank you so much. I have to say it is A nice Picture
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Lucy Cerejo commented
Not at all
Jan 16, 2016 ·
Stephen Zaremba commented
How Would you know There are different Parts and Different Years of the way of Dressing. Interesting you seem to know is that your Family.?????
Jan 16, 2016 ·
Judith McNutt commented
Looks like those dolls stacked inside each other
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
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Sveta Lute commented
"Matryoshky".)) But I'm sure, the children aren't Russian. From Slovakia m.b.?..
Nov 03, 2015 ·
I was thinking Czech/Slovak.
Nov 16, 2015 ·
Jan Burrell commented
I wonder about the kerchiefs they're holding
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Barbara Faust commented
Why? It is very common waving goodbye with a handkerchief.
Nov 02, 2015 ·
Willena H. Thomas commented
Looks more like a dish towel than a handkerchief!
Nov 02, 2015 ·
Mazie Haven commented
BEAUTY!!!!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Brenda Beck commented
Really neat, Kimberly Liestman Wurl
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Carol Strube commented
Great picture.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Terri Allen commented
Nice one.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Jean Lay commented
Beautiful photo !
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Barbara Faust commented
I'd say it is from Bulgary, Hungary or Romania.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Tracy Shaffer commented
Thank you for sharing
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Anne Talbott commented
I wonder what happened to them... what a story!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
I would love the story behind this picture!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Deanne Martin commented
I love old pictures
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Laura Limon commented
Wow!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
JG Wilkins commented
Could you tell me what country these children came from the clothing? My mom has pictures when she was small that favors the little girl on the right!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Alf Johnson commented
Hi! That's German folk dress, probably from the state of Hessen. I'm a folk dress expert, especially in the folk dress from the 16 states of Germany.
Nov 04, 2015 ·
JG Wilkins commented
Her features not the clothes!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Regene Steffen commented
They knew that they would never return
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Ronny R. Alders commented
A very nice old picture! Looks like from Poland or Czechoslovakia
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Czechoslovakia didnt exist back then. Nor does it now. This photo could be from almost anywhere in Central Europe, as folk clothing was very similar and had so many different variations that it makes it hard to tell apart
Nov 02, 2015 ·
Mona Helal commented
So nice and genuine
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Stephen Zaremba commented
But on the Border Line Looks like it Plus Remember that Not a Lot of Money Back Then . Hungry Maybe . If you have a good Idea Please Tell us So we Have a Better Idea Where. Thank you so much. And Thank you so much for Like in what i have Been Trying to at Least.!!!!!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Stephen Zaremba commented
Thank you for your reply. The Bout of You. I love the fact that I can get Some Help And feedback . SQ CQQL
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Stephen Zaremba commented
W G. Thank you so much for your reply Truly Love it.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Mark Jankowsky commented
My guess is from Poland
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Ørjan Torgersen commented
Lokka like norwegian folksuits!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Ronny R. Alders commented
Maybe it's Scandinavian as Ørjan Torgersen says!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Catherine Gavin commented
Love ALL the Ancient Faces photos!!!!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
I see photos like this all the time. In the second hand shops there are boxes of them. When an old person dies. All there cherished memories are sold of as a job lot.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
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N Hertel commented
To Mary Mcneilly Goodall. How very sad. No appreciation for past family, nor parents' memories.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Kathy Murphy commented
They all look the same (faces)!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Lenka Shaw commented
Maybe be Russian?
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
This picture is true from Europe yes my female clan had it done as well.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Well, Brun in German could mean "Brown"...I'm enjoying the embroidery on the girls apron. I'm not thinking this is very Central Europe like we know today- rather we know Germany encompassed parts of Poland, (Prussia), Moravia or Bohemia perhaps? look into Austria-Hungary. Even as far west as the The Palitinate- this reminds me of my Bavarian ancestors somewhat...so, I'd bet they are Moravians. Many Moravians came to the states to start communities here.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Sharon Boehlert commented
I thought Poland.
Nov 02, 2015 ·
How lovely to see a photo like this. It looks Prussian to me.
Nov 03, 2015 ·
Sylwia Urban commented
I'd say they might have been from Denmark. Check some of the costumes here [external link]
Nov 03, 2015 ·
No. This is German folk dress from the German state of Hessen.
Nov 06, 2015 ·
Mary Crestani Silantyev you might be correct, since part of Hessen was in Prussia.
Nov 06, 2015 ·
Jim Chaffee commented
Very fashionable !
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Diane Fox commented
Germanic or Slavic. I don't think Scandinavia.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Sandra VanOrman commented
Captivating
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Sarah Lydle commented
Earendur Ancalimon - any idea?
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Earendur Ancalimon commented
about what?
Nov 02, 2015 ·
A bit later than the 1850s, I think. Perhaps the 1870s? Looks like a cabinet card.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Alexis Lynds commented
Amazing.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Joan Dear commented
Awesome
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Bert Visser commented
I am a collector of these ancient photographs. This is a masterpiece!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Bert Visser I would very much like to know how do you find them? I think this type of collection awesome.
Nov 06, 2015 ·
Bert Visser commented
Auctions, flee markets, friends and relatives, second hand stores and a little bit of luck :-) I am retired so you must have the time and be patient. Furthermore i'm also collect postcards.
Nov 06, 2015 ·
Christine Riedel you might like this. Interesting pictures
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Teresa Regenold commented
Cute kids
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Cindy Clough Nicol commented
My great grandmother and my grandfather who was born in 1900. She was full blooded native american but not sure which tribe.
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Valerie Horner commented
Where was she from? What area?
Nov 02, 2015 ·
Emma Fuller commented
I would love to read more about this story , interest!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Susan Briney commented
You find the most interesting things!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Norma Monroe commented
They certainly look related
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
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Ulf-Peter Stüve commented
It reminds me on the traditionally dress in northern Germany around 1870 .
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
David Byrd commented
Reminds me of Russian nesting dolls
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Thet Tun commented
#It's #great !!!"!
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Elinor Almeida commented
Impressionante !
Nov 02, 2015 · Reply
Mitcham Rose commented
Slovakia dress
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
Lorene Decatur commented
It is my understanding that in many cases the clothes were provided for them by the photographer or friend. So many were too poor to even own such finery.
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
Bee Kerr commented
I wonder what country they were from
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
Love les anciennes photos !!
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
Sher Stookey commented
I wish I did. The branches in the back look like a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree. :D
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
Sylwia Urban commented
I'm Polish and I'd say this photo has something Germanic/Scandinavian about it. It's similar to this costume from Denmark [external link]
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
Linda Mannix commented
I do love these oldies..
Wonderful
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
That's German dress, probably from the state of Hessen.
Nov 03, 2015 · Reply
Barbara Faust commented
I don't think so. I'm german and I never saw such flowers on the dresses of my relatives. I concider it's more from eastern Europe, maybe Hungary or Austria near the borders to Hungary.
Nov 03, 2015 ·
Barbara Faust I am a folk dress expert who specializes in German folk dress
(Called "tracht". ) I run a facebook page called German folk costumes. I collaborate with a German relative of mine who runs German folk dress exhibitions. Germany has 16 different states and every one of those states has completely different, unique folk dress. Look up Hungarian folk dress and you will see none of its types look anything like this. Austrian folk dress also looks different. The tracht in the picture above is distinctly Hessian, and I can tell you that it is a part of the wide range of costume found in the German state of Hessen. My German ancestors were from Hessen, and my relatives are still there. So I should know.
AncientFaces, please take note of my comment. I hope it's been helpful.
Nov 04, 2015 ·
JG Wilkins commented
Well you good people have answered my question as my moms heritage from her grandfather, her daddy's father, as her great grandparents were German and Austrian and some where along the way after they arrived in America a Blackfoot Indian got mixed in!! Then her grandmother, her daddy's mommy was Scandinavian but, haven't found which country yet! So, that's why my moma looks just like the little girl on the right when she was a child! Thank you so much! Moma is going to be so excited when I tell her!
Nov 04, 2015 · Reply
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Nov 04, 2015 · Reply
Lori Ybarra commented
Looks like they are holding dish towels
Nov 05, 2015 · Reply
Listen people. There is a folk dress expert here and no one is listening. I am so insulted. I already told you that this dress is from the German state of Hessen. I am unfollowing this page.
Nov 06, 2015 · Reply
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June Dominguez commented
These clothes are really awesome but look a little bit cumbersome!
Nov 27, 2015 · Reply
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