Re: When was this photo taken and where #photographs


Michele Lock
 

The woman's dress has sleeves called 'leg-o-mutton' style, which came into fashion in the 1890s. So no earlier than that decade, and possibly a few years after 1900.

The woman is also wearing a sheitel, the old style wig worn by Orthodox married women. These were seldom worn by immigrant women in the US, so I suspect this photo was taken in Eastern Europe.  The woman is also holding what looks like a cane in her right hand. 

There is a woman named Ava Cohn, who has a facebook page; she is an expert at interpreting old photographs of Jewish persons, so you may want to check out her facebook page.
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

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