What Do You See In This Photograph?

What photo is it? 

B&W

Is it indoors or outdoors?

Outdoors

Where was the photo taken?

Lorenki, Poland

When was the photo taken?

1983

Are there people in the photo? How many? Who are they? How old? What are they wearing and doing?

The photo shows great-grandmother Małgorzata Szczepaniak at the age of 90. She lived to the age of 99. She lived in the tiny village of Lorenki, about 30 km north of Łodz. She worked in the countryside all her life. She was fully functional until the end of her life. She didn't wear glasses and she could thread a needle, which surprised me because I had been wearing glasses since I was a child.

What is the background in the photo?

Piece of straw-covered barn

Please describe the photo and give as many details as possible:

I personally took the photo with Smiena's camera when I started to be interested in photography in 80s. This is a scan from my negative.

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Nirka Raz, 2022

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Małgorzata Szczepaniak, 1983

What photo is it? 

B&W

Is it indoors or outdoors?

Outdoors

Where was the photo taken?

Bet Dagan, Israel

When was the photo taken?

1950

Are there people in the photo? How many? Who are they? How old? What are they wearing and doing?

There are 2 people in the photo. My father and mother. My father is about 30 and my mother is about 27. My father is pushing a white big pram. My mother walking beside him. My father is wearing a pale buttoned shirt, tucked in his dark colored pants. Sleeves folded to his elbows. Mother is walking beside father, wearing an almost white dress, with belt, sleeves to the elbows, wearing white sandals. Father is attentive to mother's talk. Both are in good spirits while facing the camera.

What is the background in the photo?

An asphalt road, unpaved side walk, big tree and a few small white houses in the background.

Please describe the photo and give as many details as possible:

I have described above all possible details!

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Lital Raphael and Gerry Volokh, 2022
Netty and Reuven Polger, 1950