Photo by Janine Niepce
Twin teenage girls reading and writing letters in their room, US, 1944, LIFE. Photographer: Fritz Goro (German/American, 1901-1986).
Born in Bremen, Germany, Mr. Goro was by age 30 a photojournalist and editor in chief of Munich Illustrated, a weekly. When the Nazis took over the newspaper in 1933, he left with his wife, Grete, a sculptor. They arrived in the United States in 1936, and a year later he went to work for Life magazine.
The Terrace. Emile Pierre de la Montagne (Belgian, 1873-1956).
Perhaps mother and daughter have gathered flowers and are now resting on the terrace. The mother reads, but is interrrupted by her daughter who has found three fine flowers and is presenting them to her mother.