Monday, June 17, 2013
(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette; Photograph and Text, Copyright (c) 2013 Cynthia Shenette) Hair bows definitely seem to be the fashion! I'm not sure if almost all of the ladies are wearing bows for a particular reason or they just happened to wear all those bows by coincidence. One of the young men in the top row seems to have gotten in on the bow action.
I thought I would post this because it is such fun photo and a nice group shot. I recognize three people in the photo. My grandmother, Antonina (Bulak) Szerejko, is the young woman in the middle of the bottom row with her head turned to the side. My great-aunt Helen Bulak, my grandmother's sister, is the young woman in the second row almost directly behind her. My grandfather, Adolf Szerejko, is the first young man on the right in the second to top row. I don't recognize any of the other ladies or gents. My guess is the photo was taken at one of St. Mary's (Our Lady of Czestochowa) parish picnics sometime between 1916 and 1919.
If you recognize anyone in my photo I'd love to hear from you!
Monday, June 10, 2013
(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette; Photograph and Text, Copyright (c) 2013 Cynthia Shenette) My grandmother, Antonina (Bulak) Szerejko, 1896-1990, was a long-time parishioner at St. Mary's Church (Our Lady of Czestochowa) in Worcester. Apparently back in the early part of the twentieth century St. Mary's had tradition of holding parish picnics on the weekends. I don't know for certain, but I suspect my grandparents probably met at one of these picnics. My picnic photos are among the most fun photos in my collection! They are mostly candids. The pictures are all small and were likely taken with a Brownie camera. The novelty of the Brownie probably encouraged people to put on a show for the photographer. I don't know exactly when this photograph was taken, but my best guess is the late 1910s, probably between 1916 and 1919. I don't recognize any of the young men in this photo. If you do I would love to hear from you!