This is such a beautiful yet sad set of photographs. Richard and Anna Wagner took their own portraits every Christmas Eve, from the year they were married in 1900 until a year before Richard’s death in 1943.
The photos were sent out as Christmas
cards to friends and family. Nothing more needs to be said.
You can view the photos at This Couple Takes Their Christmas Portrait for 40 Years From 1900 – 1942
Thanks to my friend J.D. Thomas of Accessible Archives for posting this story on Facebook
Image credit: http://historydaily.org/
I also discovered that the full set of photos is available on Amazon.com for less than $14.00 as a hardcover book Deutsche Weihnacht: Ein Familienalbum, 1900-1945 (German Edition)