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Old Mar 31, 2004, 3:02 PM   #1
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Wow - this is fantastic! I have no guesses, but the script at the bottom looks somewhat like a Germanic language??!?!!
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Hmm - late 19th or early 20th century. Your great grandma and her mom before coming to america.
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Victorian era europe. definately Mother and daughter. By the name probably Prussian or Polish, The girl early to mid teens. The woman early thirties. I just get the feeling it is barb's Great-great and great Grandmothers.
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Barbara:

The genes tell all, based on the facial features, these two women are related to you on your side of the family. Both women are lovely and the one on the right is stunningly beautiful - youth. Futher, they are from the upper economic group.

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P.S. I see you in this photo.
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 7:23 PM   #6
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Tromp d'oeil in the background.
A loss of detail in the high key tones of the shot.
XIX Century , for me.

Most intersting things are the writings.
German ?
No.
What is definitly that writing on the left?
Kui(ssa ??) mebeka??
Last character does not seem a latin character.
Is it a reverse R ? Like this ?


and the same confirmation u have it for the Bb on the right.
Look closer at the "b" :it's not a b, there is an horizontal line on top of it.
Like this

Looks like cyrillic :
http://www.colby.edu/library/collect.../Cyrillic.html

The "name" on the left could be the last name of the two ladies or photographer name.(or ? ).
I made some searches on google with Kuissamebeka* but I got no results.
Maybe the correct name is is
Kuiamebeka
Does somebody know how to search this ? some google.ru ?

Still notice there is an ending lowercase "L" after the reverse R: this letter looks like being added in a second time by a different "hand".
Slant is different as well as thickness.
Does that "l" stand for a plural ?
Was there an error someone corrected later ?
The photographer had a originally a timber with which he used to sign shots and later his brother joined him working in the studio hence adding a plural ?


And now the BbAC zone.
It was broken once ago.
It has been attached some time ago.
Scotch sign is still visible : the color is darker there and you can notice in the upper part of the BbA zone a slanted line, the typical line that originates around the scotch borders when the glue becomes old.

Still, are they a sign those lines near the feets ?
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 10:19 PM   #7
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I'll take a wild guess and say 1910 in Romania. I love the warm quality and composed expressions (likely due to the long exposure times) in photographs from this era.
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Does "Brazil" or "Sweden" relate in some way to this photograph? Of course, Barbara, I don't expect you to answer quite yet. I'm just thinking out loud.

Actually, to me sergio it looks more like kuimauebokar. Now kui and bokar are languages of India but they also appear to have something to do with Swedish or Brazilian language. That swinging loop at the end is just the way they wrote a hundred years back. They made the "end" something to remember.

Maybe your photographer idea is correct and he was Indian. In any event, that word surely has some clue
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I will add only that the writing to me looks Russian.

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I'm guessing 1880 Hungary or baltic.

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