JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chasidic Dress #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>


While we are on the topic of Chasidic clothes, I have a question: we have
a painting of my ggggrandfather, Srul Avram SEITZMANN, born c. 1830. Even
though he was >from Ukraine, I have been told that he and other members of
his family look Hungarian. In this painting, he does not have the clothes
of the Chasids I have seen. He is wearing a large fur hat, and a silver
coat over a black shirt with no buttons or pockets, but it looks like it
might have a collar. He has a long beard and moustache. Does anyone know
which type of Chasidim he might belong to, and why the strange cape? If
you would like, I can send you a scanned in version.

Josh Brown

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