When was this photo taken and where #photographs


mrsbrite@...
 

Can someone tell me approximately when this photo may have been taken. I know this is a long shot and where
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Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN


Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Dear Marcie,
I am in charge of ca 30.000 pictures from our archives.
May I ask what is on reverse side of this picture when you take it out from the wooden frame ?
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring of France (Bund / Workmen Circle)


mrsbrite@...
 

I was told there is nothing on the back side. It was given to me by a relative  who framed it and she said "I would have noticed if there was something on the back side"
:(
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Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN


mrsbrite@...
 

If you look closely there seems to be some markings, possibly from the photographer between the 2 figures (near his leg).
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Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN


Sherri Bobish
 

Marcie,

I suggest taking the photo carefully out of the frame and check the back for a photographer's name.  The person who gave you the photo may have thought you were asking if there was any personal message or names of the people in the photos on the back.  Check for yourself to be sure.  I am assuming that this is the original photo, and not a modern copy made by the person who gave you the photo.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Dan Nussbaum
 

Judging by the clothes and frame, I would say 1890-1910.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
yekkey@...
 
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Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere


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


lesleyedwards@...
 

Lesley Edwards - Cheshire, England

I am a costumier and lecturer in portrait photography.  The clothing would be fashionable in Europe from the 1890's to early 1900's.  If the people were less fashionable/wealthy then a slight time lag in dating from clothing,  But, hopefully this will give you an approx dating, 

Lesley Edwards


mrsbrite@...
 

If what i see is correct...I think there is a tear in the man's ill fitting coat, so I will take into account the time lag you suggest.Thanks
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Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN