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Old Apr 1, 2004, 3:17 PM   #1
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Old Apr 1, 2004, 3:41 PM   #2
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The first photo was taken circa 1916 based on the clothing and the uniforms. The individuals are family members - perhaps Russian or Eastern European.

The second photo was taken in the 1920's and perhaps is your father.

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Old Apr 1, 2004, 3:59 PM   #3
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I disagree with Rod. The imprint, though very hard to read, looks Italian, and since you're Italian, Sergio, this is further supported. The photo reminds me of the kind that were taken around the turn of the twentieth century, give or take 20 years in either direction. Two brothers and their wives? Two sisters and their husbands? Certainly, they aren't struggling for money, not unless those furs and the clothing were loaned to them by the studio and some kind person paid for the sitting.

The second picture has far fewer clues in it, but I think it's a much newer photo than Rod does. Maybe it's from around 1940 or maybe even closer to 1950. There's a lapel pin, but I think, even if I could see it clearly, I probably wouldn't know its significance.
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the second photo looks like a "C.S. Lewis" time-period wear.....
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The first shot has been taken in Italy.
To be more precise have a look at the stamp below the furs: it reports Bologna, Via Indipendenza , 18.
Bologna is in the north of Italy. Via Indipendenza is still one of the main streets in Bologna nowadays.
Time : no objective elements but I guess is btw end of WWI and beginning of 20's.
The man on the right was my grand parent (my mather's father).
I think he just started by that time the military career. ( the single star on his shoulders tells me he was a second lieutenant in that shot).

The woman on the left was my mother aunt.

The second shot reports on his back 1928 : it's still my grand father.

I have never met him , or , at least I have no memories of him : he died when I was 3 years old.

And , yes Barbara, as far as I know they weren't struggling for money.
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Nice photos! I'm sorry you missed out on memories of your grandfather. Grandparents are very wonderful things.

Vito, I like CS Lewis. His life told an amazing story. Did you ever see Shadowlands? Have you read the Chronicles of Narnia? Screwtape Letters? Amazing imagination he had!
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