Photo detective help please; significance of kippah, black pill-box style #general


Ezra Magid
 

Dear Fellow Searchers,
Please contact me if you are able to analyze a formal portrait style photo of
my wife's grandfather, Arsen MELNIK, together with 3 unidentified people.

The photo is presumed to be >from Bessarabia c. 1930.

Especially interested to know whether the cylindrical, flat top kippah worn by
Arsen MELNIK in that era suggests a particular sect or tradition.

Also useful to know whether photo was in a communal building or home.
Thank you very much!

Ezra Zalman MAGID
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Searching: AIDOV, CUSNIR, DOBRIANSKY, KUSHNER, MELNIK, & SHMIELOVA in Bessarabia,
Bukovina, Poland, and Ukraine.

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