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Submitted by Hannah Metzger

Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 8/15/2018 3:57 PM
Family Surname: Yalfsky or Freedland
Date of Image: about 1900
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Can anyone identify the town where this picture was taken? That is my grandfather, David Yalofsky (?), age 16 in about 1899 when he enrolled in yeshiva. He described the town as good-size above a long, twisting river with such steep banks that there was a railing to protect people and concrete steps going down to the river. He added that there was a field at the base of the bluff where cavalry cadets could practice riding. The town had no wells so men with horse teams had to haul barrels up from the river. The yeshiva itself was a large one-story building on a large cobblestone courtyard.

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8/18/2018 2:41 AM It looks like Ostroleka in the right lower corner.
8/18/2018 12:53 PM In the lower left hand corner is also something written. Could that be the photographer's name, or name of the photo studio?

Can you post a clearer view of the writing at the bottom?

The photo definitely looks like a studio photo.

You might find the photographer's name in old city directories for Eastern Europe at:

http://genealogyindexer.org/
8/18/2018 2:40 PM It is Ostrolęka and Malinowski studio.

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