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Submitted by Deborah Dworski

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Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 2/1/2015 4:05 PM
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I would appreciate any comments about this photograph. I believe that it depicts some of my relatives who lived in the Suwalk region of Poland, but that's all I know. Perhaps the clothing or some other details will provide more clues about the subjects and/or time frame. Thank you for taking a look!

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2/2/2015 12:17 AM Hello Deborah,

This photo was taken by the studio of A. Marotchnik in Souwalki.

This mother and daughter are exceptionally pretty and modern looking for that time period. The mother's hair is attractively coifed and stylish. Both the mother and child are wearing earrings, and the mother is wearing a plain wedding band and other jewelry. They do NOT appear to be poor.

Another thing that I noticed, and am merely guesssing, is that the woman might be pregnant. The skirt is poufed out below the waist, and that might very well be a "baby bump".

Just some things for you to consider....Jo

2/4/2015 3:02 PM Googling "A. Marotchnik" I came upon an interesting website about a family of Turkish descent that apparently had a bakery on the same street as this photography studio in Souwalki, Prospect de St. Petersbourg. It says that the street is now called Kosciuszki Street.
(http://www.freewebs.com/gulapogluailesi/ourpast.htm)
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