Photos from the Trove: Costumes, Places, Dates, Lenz #general

Joyaa Antares

Dear All,

Following my recent resounding success with the help of this wonderful Group
("Emil COLEMAN, New York Band Leader") I have been sent some lovely photos
of great-aunts, great-uncles, possible great-grandparents and a few mystery
guests. I have now posted four of these photos to View Mate, with some
quite tricky questions. Can you help?

Thought to be dated 1910, the lower right corner reads "Lenz". Is this a
place and, if so, where? (The photo is sent to a family who had moved >from
Moscow and Warsaw to London)

paired with
These photos should be viewed together. I suspect they are of either my
great uncle's parents (my great grandparents) or my great-aunt's parents.
Possibly the lady's style of dress would help to date these photos. (I'm
hoping >from c.1885). Can anyone tell? Secondly, the photo(s) may have
been taken in Warsaw/Poland or in Palanga/Russia-now-Lithuania. Long shot
but perhaps the fashion styles were sufficiently distinct and someone has a
photo with identical styling that would point me towards one location rather
than the other - they are some 450 miles apart?

Taken in London, c.1902 of my great uncle and his family. Looking at the
young boy's boots you can spot that he had uncles who were bootmakers! My
question: what do you make of the boys' costumes? Are these >from their
Moscow roots?

Answers to any of the above gratefully received - of if you know of an
"expert" I might contact, please let me know.

Many thanks, Joyaa

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
and GERSON, SIDERSKY in Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin and South

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