Hungary SIG #Hungary Identifying a "Jewish" costume #hungary


David Mandel <dcmandel@...>
 

I have uploaded a photograph of my grandmother, Lena Ehrenreich Mandel, to the
ViewMate site. The photo was taken around 1895 in New York or Scranton, PA.
My grandmother is wearing a very unusual dress. It is decorated with images of
playing cards, an image of a hand holding five playing cards, and it has coins
sewn onto it. My grandmother's hair is waist-length and has been pulled over
her right shoulder. It's a very strange photograph. I would enjoy hearing
from anyone who might know the origin of such a dress and the circumstances in
which it may have been worn.

The ViewMate identifier is VM082.

ViewMate website: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

Thank you.

David Mandel
Cedar Grove, New Mexico

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