Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Friday, August 10, 2001

The mystery of the photo of Sobol in uniform ca. World War I is solved. Back in June, I participated in a "ethnic day" put on by my local genealogical society where people could come in and ask questions about how to research their families. I was the "expert" for Ukraine and Italy. I found myself sitting next to Mark Conrad, who was the expert for Russia, but who, more importantly, is an expert on military uniforms. He offered to look at the picture, and came up with an answer:

Bottom line - absolutely American, but with studio props and smelling of either costume get-up or some kind of marching band/civic/fraternal/patriotic organization.

Lots more information from Mark on the Unknown Pix page.

Posted at 12:52:25 AM