JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SV: Help with deciphering a photo #general


Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Meryl Persky wrote:


Also, everyone is dressed in
what appears to be, very fine clothing.....strange to me because I think
the family was very poor. I wonder if photography studios provided
clothing for their photo shoots?
It was common that the photo-studies provided fine clothing for the ones
who didn't had some themselves. This was not a common costume in Eastern
Europe, but also in Western Europe and probably the US too (which I know
nothing about). A reminder should also be said: even if a family was poor
they could very well have had one set of nice, or at least better, clothing
to use for special occations as marriages, funerals etc.

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden
adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net

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