Question about ZATULOVSKY Family Photo from Ukraine circa 1909 #ukraine


Nina Tobias
 

Here is one possible scenario as found in my own family. My paternal grandfather died when my father was barely a year old. My grandmother remarried a widower who was the father of several teenage children. So perhaps the lady in question is the child from a first marriage of Aron or Malka.

As to the seemingly short hair. perhaps it is pulled back into a bun, then a style not uncommon.

Nina Tobias
Scottsdale, AZ
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Nina Tobias
Scottsdale, Arizona

Researching: HOROWITZ (Iasi, Romania; Odessa)
                      SWARTZ (Iasi, Romania; Philadelphia; Chicago)
                      TOBIAS (Rymanow, Galicia; Chicago)
,                     VOROBYEV, GOLDMAN, VERB (Russia; Chicago)


Sherri Bobish
 

Felissa,

Are there any census records that exist for their town at that time?  That may indicate if a nanny was living with them.

She could be a girl they hired, or she could be a relative that needed the work.  We really can only conjecture unless some record exists of the inhabitants of their home at that time.

Was the family well-to-do enough to keep a nanny?

About her hair, it is hard for me to tell if her hair is short, or just pulled back in a severe style.  Either way, it may be just personal style choice, or a specific reason, i.e. lice?

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Frank Szmulowicz
 

She could be a nanny (or a photographer's assistant), probably the first.
Frank Szmulowicz


Felissa Lashley
 

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This family photo is of Aron ZATULOVSKY and Malka DROBITSKY and their three children, the youngest born in 1909. What is a puzzle is the oldest female standing and holding a baby. She is not a known member of the family.
 
I am hoping someone might have an insight on who she might be. It has been suggested that she might be a nanny but would a nanny be in a formal family photo? She also appears in a large wedding photo taken a little later. Again, would a nanny be in such a photo? Also of interest is her very short hair. Style, typhus or another disease? It is also short in the later wedding photo. 
 
I welcome any observations or insights please. Thank you.
 
Felissa Lashley
Austin, Texas
Researching: DROBITSKY/DORBIN, MAZUR/MOZER; LISHINSKY/LESCHINSKI; ZATULOVSKY/SATLOFF; SKVERSKY; FILTSKE and the towns of Valyava, Moshny, Korsun, Gorodische, Kherson, Tarascha.