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Edelweiss: Blossom of Snow

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Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me, small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me. – Rodgers and Hammerstein, The Sound of Music

Antique postcards, advertising card and luggage label featuring the beautiful edelweiss flower – a true alpine icon.

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Alpine Icon: Barbi Henneberger

barbi henneberger germany ski racer firstbahn grindelwald switzerlandIn a Bogner jacket at the Firstbahn station in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

barbi henneberger ski racer germany bognerIn the same Bogner jacket with quilted collar turned up – weather protection and a stunning look!

barbi henneberger ski race grindelwald switzerlandConfident at a ski race in Grindelwald.

barbi henneberger willy bogner ski germanyBarbi with her boyfriend Willy Bogner, Jr.

Barbara-Maria “Barbi” Henneberger was a ski racer from West Germany and based on any photo I have ever seen, a true alpine style icon.  Highlights of her racing career include a bronze medal in slalom at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics; four medals at the 1962 World Winter University Games; and two wins and a second place at the 1963 U.S. Alpine Championships.  Tragically, she was killed in April 1964 by an avalanche while filming a ski movie in Switzerland for her fiancé, Willy Bogner, Jr.  While treasure hunting in Germany, I uncovered these gorgeous vintage photos of Barbi showing her at her most vital and beautiful.

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Barbi Henneberger at Grindewald

barbi henneberger grindelwald switzerlandA fresh-faced Barbi Henneberger of West Germany at a ski race in Switzerland.  She is one of my favorite vintage subjects so expect more images of her in forthcoming posts.

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