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Photographs, oversize - Families, Groups, and Children

 File — Box: 3

Scope and Content of the Collection

From the Collection: Around 75 photographs and 75 postcards showing Slovak life and correspondence between around 1900 and 1945.

Photographs in the collection are for the most part unidentified, but are from people and families in the Eastern European neighborhoods of Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. Many of the photographs are formal portraits of women, men, children, and families, with many wedding party and wedding couple photographs. The ones listing the photographic studios are overwhelmingly from the immediate and surrounding neighborhoods. Postcards are primarily to Mary/Maria Kostial, before she was married to Samuel/Samko Bzduch. They are from Samuel while he was away during World War I, or friends of hers. Many of the pictures on the postcards are humorous or related to World War I; many from someone named "Jan" or "JH" are of Racine, Wisconsin.

Conditions Governing Access

The Bzduch Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States
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