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Submitted by Susan Millstein

Information Picture Question
Category: Do you recognize?
Approval Date: 6/6/2021 12:26 PM
Family Surname: Millstein maybe
Country: Ukraine
Date of Image: 1910-12?
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Can anyone help identify the uniform in this picture? One of my relatives believes it is our grandfather, around 1910-1912, when he served in the Russian Imperial Army. I am not sure but hoping that if someone can identify the uniform it would help us figure out who it might be. Thanks very much!

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6/6/2021 9:09 PM This 13 yo boy? All right, he may be 12. Probably not in the army then. In any case, not an army uniform. Not a specific uniform in any case. Basically normal clothes at the time, although also consistent with usual school clothes then.

photo studio in Odessa
6/7/2021 1:40 AM This is a school uniform.
Photo studio of P.Morozov in Odessa
6/7/2021 1:46 AM This looks like a school uniform, although, for some reason, there is no school identification on the hat. But this is definitely not a military uniform - notice a lack of the shoulder boards, which were part of the standard uniform of the Russian Imperial army.
Maybe this was a second-hand uniform with the school identification removed?
It's interesting that the photographer's name only includes one initial. I've seen his name listed on multiple photos as "P. A. Morozov / Odessa" on the cardboard mat (passe-partout), whereas here it's stamped "P. Morozov / Odessa". Perhaps, this can assist in dating the photograph.

6/7/2021 7:46 AM It seems to me not a military uniform, but rather a student's uniform.
You can see similar uniform at https://englishrussia.com/2019/09/10/russian-school-uniform-through-the-history/

Yefim Kogan

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