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Submitted by Michael Diamant

Information Picture Question
Category: Do you recognize?
Approval Date: 5/22/2013 5:15 PM
Family Surname: Diamant
Country: Austria
Town: Vienna
Date of Image: 1935
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Does anyone recognize the locale of this photo? My parents immigrated to the US in 1940 and I'm guessing that this photo was taken sometime before they left Vienna in 1939. If the date of the photo is after 1940, I have no idea where the location would be...perhaps, New York or Norfolk, VA, where they settled after leaving NY in 1941.

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5/23/2013 11:58 AM I see buildings on the top of the riverbank on the far side. This does not fit the landscape in Norfolk VA since the land is generally flatter. There are no hills across from the harbor/river in Norfolk.

There are "palisades" (i.e. steep cliffs) on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. I am not sure if there is a place in or near Nw York City that would match this view. However, farther up the Hudson River there **are views that could match this (near Poughkeepsie, for example.)
5/23/2013 6:03 PM Definately not Norfolk, we have nothing here that looks like the inner area where the boats are, or a walkway / boardwalk that has scrollwork. Might that be a canal of some sort or ???

Might it ba a vacation photo?

Stacye Mehard

Norfolk, Virginia
5/23/2013 7:55 PM The clue is in teh ironwork design and the bas-relief below.

Google, flickr, become an expert on ironwork design. NO easy way.

Boris Feldlblyum

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