Heinrich Tønnies (1825-1903)
Heinrich Tønnies was a glass worker from Germany that moved to Denmark for work and became a well-known photographer. He took photos of dignitaries along with common people from blacksmiths, butchers, servants, and chimney sweeps. Portraits by Heinrich Tönnies
Tønnies also took many photos of Mormon missionaries and immigrants in Denmark especially when they were arriving or leaving . Heinrich Tönnies collection | Manuscript Collection. His family maintained his high quality photo business after he died. Here is a fun link of photos taken by him or his family. Examples of Tønnies’ work from Flickr
Here is a link that shows other workers in Denmark in the 1890’s such as barrel makers, wagon factory workers, weavers, a dairyman, archaeologists, miners, childhood labor and more. https://www.google.dk/search?q=fotos%20arbejdere&es_sm=93…
I Wish My Relatives Would Have Labeled the Photos
These came from my grandmother and a distant cousin’s grandmother. The following Danish photos (except one from New York that seemed like it was from a Danish photographer) and their photo backs were not labeled. I have some assumptions on some of them.
At the first part of 2015, I ran these photos through Google images and Danish Google images and did not find any identification. Throughout this blog, I put photos in sephia (color) so these look more like the original photos. If anyone has any identification of these photos, please let me know in the blog.
Here is a site that has different photographers and some photos taken by them along with some history about the photographers. http://www.fotohistorie.com
Labeled- Not a relative. She is someone else’s relative, though.