Saturday, June 2, 2007

Tuesday June 3

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Matt's Notes

Back on May 28, Papa wrote movingly of the last moments he spent with his father before leaving Sniatyn for America in 1913. He was eighteen years old. I think these photos show what he would have looked like at the time (at least they're the earliest shots we've got of him in America):

I like the top one in particular because his hat and coat remind me of young Clemenza's in The Godfather, Part II, and also because he really looks less American, for some reason, than he does in his later photos. It appears to be a formal studio shot, too, which leads me to wonder why he's wearing full winter clothes. Maybe it was part of a series he sent back home to show how he looked in various styles of dress.

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