~ Vintage Images from the Early Twentieth Century of the Polish Immigrant Community of Worcester, Massachusetts ~

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Bride Named Kasi or Katherine? (Mystery Photo #4) - Mystery Monday

(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held by Cynthia Shenette; Text Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette)

This photo appeared on my other blog, Heritage Zen, in one of my  "mystery bride" posts.  This young woman also appears in this photo here.  I love the wedding ensemble--the short wedding dress, cloche-style veil with train, and the abundant spray of flowers.  Look at the leaf trim on the dress.  The photographer signed the photo, but it is an unreadable scrawl.  There is an inscription at the bottom of the photo which says, "Dla Heli od Kasi 1921(?)" or "To Heli (my grandmother's sister, my great-aunt Helen Bulak) from Kasi 1921."  Perhaps Kasi is short for Kasia or Katarzyna or Katherine.  I believe the date is 1921, but it is a bit difficult to read.  The bride was probably married at St. Mary's Church (Our Lady of Czestochowa) in Worcester.


  1. I so love wedding photos. Beautiful bride!

    Great blog--will make sure I check in periodically. Some of my family came through or remained in Massachusetts and Connecticut!

    1. Kuschwantz - Welcome, and thank you for your comment! I'm glad you've decided to follow Faces of Worcester Polonia! Massachusetts and Connecticut both have large Polish populations, so who knows, maybe we will make a connection!

      If you have time check out my other blog, Heritage Zen (www.heritagezen.blogspot.com). I post quite a bit about my Polish research on there as well.

      Thank again!