Senryu: Family Photographs — Unidentified Relatives
Several of my relatives sent me photographs from their personal archives. I’m scanning the images to preserve them and will incorporate some into the family tree I’ve been creating.
Some photographs are at least 100 years old. Some were taken in Moldavia (now Moldova), some in Russia, some in Romania.
Some present a mystery that will never be solved. I wish I were able to identify the relative in the photograph at the right. Judging from her facial characteristics, she could be from either my mother's or my father's side of the family.
If you have old family photographs, please try to identify the persons in them before it is too late. Scan the images, send copies via e-mail to all your relatives, ask for their help. Try to ascertain whose photograph you're viewing. Don't let the memory of that person be lost forever,
who is this woman?
... no one knows
her name, her life
... lost to time
— so sad
family photographs of
long forgotten people
— memories lost
Unidentified Relatives from Chișinău, Moldavia (now Moldova)
Identified Relative, But Still a Mystery
This relative traveled alone to the United States in 1911 at the age of 13 with the address of a family member in her pocket. Her passage was booked in the hold of the ship. The only person she knew on the ship was someone from her village in Romania. No one in the family knows why she would have had a glamor shot of herself taken some time later and printed on a postcard.
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