Couple in Philadelphia

By: usermattw

Apr 30 2019

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Category: Pairs


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What it is:

Photo measuring 3.5 x 5.5 inches.


What I know about it:

Photographer is Slutsky Studio, 642 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



According to this page here, the photographer Daniel Slutsky, an immigrant from Poland, became so successful that he had multiple studios, with the one here on Snyder Avenue being his primary location.  Among his successes, he was hired to take the student photos for a number of schools around Philadelphia, and supposedly pioneered the composite format of class photos, arranging multiple small student portraits onto a single class page.  It never occurred to me to wonder who might have done that first.  As for our couple here, they are dressed well enough, with even the man wearing a boutonniere, that I wonder if the are commemorating an occasion.  Slutsky sold his studio and name to another photographer in 1948.  Somebody with a better sense of clothing might be able to say whether this photo was taken before or after that date.

6 comments on “Couple in Philadelphia”

  1. It reminds me of a wedding photo – perhaps a second marriage.

  2. Or maybe parents of the bridal couple? I’m guessing mid-1930’s, but I’m not 100% sure there isn’t any 1940’s stuff going on here.

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