June 8, 2012

Related by Marriage: Postcard from the Old Country

Photographers sometimes printed photos on postcard stock rather than on photographic paper. The subjects of the photo then had a covenient way to send the image to family.

Here is a such a postcard photo:

Southwestern Lithuania, about 1910. Members of the family of Mr. Irene's maternal Grandmother, Anna, sent this snapshot to their immigrant daughters. The older woman wear babushkas, and there is a priest standing on the far right.

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