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Submitted by Diane Sophrin

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Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 11/20/2013 3:43 PM
Family Surname: Bierzwinski
Date of Image: August 1934?
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This is the photo associated with the Yiddish inscription posted for translation. I was told this was taken in NYC in August of 1934. To me, however, neither the sidewalk paving stones nor the soldier's uniform seem to look American. Any ideas of where this could be if it isn't NYC?

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11/20/2013 9:53 PM Hi Diane, My best guess from looking at a lot of these sorts of uniforms and photos is that this was taken in inter-war Poland. I'm pretty sure than military guy is wearing a Polish uniform -- his hat is the most identifiable part of the uniform. In any event, this is not New York! :)

Good luck -- Eric Benjaminson email: oregon81@yahoo.com
11/21/2013 11:41 AM Diane,

I would agree the photo is probably inter-war Poland (perhaps Central Europe) by look of the uniform. Women's clothing (wrap around coats & hats) may suggest 1920's as opposed to 1930's.Good luck!

David Slater slaterd@bellsouth.net
11/23/2013 5:49 AM The soldier's hat looks like a Polish "konfederatka", so while it is impossible to tell from the photo in which city it was taken, it would appear to be in interwar Poland, which included Western Ukraine, Western Belarus, as well as the Vilnius region of Lithuania.
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