Harald von Knorring
Some years ago our society bought a copy of the von
Knorring archive at the State Archive of Estonia. There are still a lot to
do with it, but here You can see a sample on what we have received.
Once upon a time it was obviously usual to go to a
professional photographer if You could afford a photo of Your family. Not
only the depicted persons gives us a glimpse of the existence, but also the
studio shows a bit of the manors and taste.
|Here is Catharina von Knorring, after she was married to count
Wassilij Adlerberg. Catharina was born at the Weissenfeld estate on
the 19th of January 1837. From our family book, page 106 and tab.
153, we can also learn she served as lady in waiting
|The Personerna persons on this picture are not identified. As
the photo belongs to the same collection as the one above, it could
maybe be assumed that the same Catharina is present here too, and as
nr 2 from the left. By the help with the family book, the older
stable lady could be her mother Catharina, born von Rüdinger in 1808
accompanied by two other of her 8 childrens, maybe Marie and Alexej.
If we suggest that the boy to the right could be, say, 8 years of
age on the picture, that would mathematically lead to the doughter
Catharina being 18 and the mother Catharina 47 years old. About
Marie, who could be the girl to the left on this photo, we have no
other knowledge than she was born as the youngest children of the
family, close to Alexej.
|Maybe Catharina von Knorring, married Adlerberg on this picture
too? A possible clue is the name of the photographer, L. Angerer. He
(she?) was a well known photographer with his own studio in Berlin
before 1900, and oftenly engaged by royalties, among many others.
Other suggestions of identification of these persons