Monday, May 21, 2012
(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette. Text Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette) I bet his parents were proud of him, whoever they were. I have no idea who this handsome young man is, but once again I suspect that both he and his parents were members of the Polish immigrant community of Worcester, MA. There is no identifying information on the photograph. The graduate looks so young my guess is the photo was taken to commemorate a high school graduation, but I'm not certain. If it is a high school photo then he probably graduated from a high school in Worcester.
If you recognize this young man I'd love to hear from you...
Monday, May 7, 2012
(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette. Text Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette) What a cute little girl! I don't know exactly when the photograph was taken, but my guess is sometime in the 1920s. The girl and her family were probably members of the Polish immigrant community of Worcester, MA, and were parishioners of St. Mary's Church (Our Lady of Czestochowa).
Take a closer look at the photo. Do you notice anything interesting about the dress? Look at the huge hem. There also seems to be a lot of material built into the sides of the dress. My guess is the extra material was added intentionally so the dress could be let out and lengthened to wear again as the girl grew.
If you recognize the little celebrant in the photo and can put a name to her face I'd love to hear from you...