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Friendsof Blumeh Movshovitsh (bat Rav Ysroel Movshovitsh) of Dievenisks (Divenishok), Photo (3) Identification #lithuania #photographs


Adam Cherson
 

These are three photos from a series of high-definition photographs obtained from town residents/for identification.
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Location: Vilna/Dieveniskes/Divenishok/Dziewieniszki/Jevenishok/Devenishki/Dzievianiski/Smorgon/Smarhon/Smorgonie
/New York

Year: about 1928-30

Comment: The main focus of these three photos is a Reykhl of unknown maiden surname, married to a KOPELEV, LEVY, LEVINE (see middle postcard below): Reyhkl was a close friend of Blumeh (MOVSHOVITSH) BERKOVICH (BERK) in the Dieveniskes and then moved to Smarhon to marry. These are photos sent by Reykhl to Blumeh who was still in Divenishok and about to immigrate to New York. The writing on the back of the photos is translated and included below. The family is seeking to identify Reykhl's maiden surname and the surname of her husband as well as the two other friends in the third photo.

A) Portrait of Reykhl


Written on Reverse: “Smorgonie [1928] For memory to friend Bluma from Reykhl// Be well and live long and remember me always.”

NOTE: Reykhl had married in Smarhon and had moved there.

B)

This is the wedding of ‘Reykhl’ in Smorgon. From this we know that her married name is Reykhl Lev (or Kopelev/Levy/Levine/etc…)




reverse of this photo:



Translation Attempt (note there are two writers on the card, presumably the bride and groom):

“In the middle is me with the groom/around us parents and brother with sister-in-law. I'll do ...[couldn't decipher 2 words]. The others are not known [to you]. [2nd writer] Dearest friend!  These were photographed on the day of the wedding. Number 1 is me.If you don't like me [how I look] I'll be very upset. The girls around - is like...[word cut off]. your friend Ch. [signature] Kopelev... [1st writer again] The 3 children are Gitta Leah/Chaya Minke/brother and Emanuel[?? end cut off]  For memory to Blumele on the day of my wedding your friends R. and Sh. Lev”

C) Reykhl and friends in Dieveniskes


sitting viewer’s L to R: Unkown A; Breyneh Rudnik; standing viewer’s L to R: Reykhl; Unknown B (possibly a Rudnik cousin to Breyneh)

 

Written on reverse: “[writer 1 on reverse/in rhymes] Remember me at all times/even when you’ll be too far... for Blumele from Reykl. Smorgonie [1928] [writer 2 on same card] For memory to Blumele before her departure to America/Breyne” The family and I are also seeking to identify Unknown A and Unknown B from this photo, in addition to Reykhl's maiden surname.

Adam Cherson


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