Sunday, 8 September 2013

Group of Six People


This photo features a group of six people, whose names are identified on the back of the picture. However, the names aren’t familiar to my husband, and he doesn’t believe any of them are related to him. It was probably taken in the 1930s in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.


The description reads as follows:

Standing L-r. Molly Kazakoff

Wesley Pangracs, Mary [surname illegible]

Alex Remezoff kneeling [first name illegible]

Was[e]lenkoff Alex Chernen[koff]

Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Alexandra Horkoff’s Funeral

The deceased individual in this photo is identified, but my husband does not know if the person is related to his family.


Someone wrote on the back of the picture: Alexandra Horkoff’s Funeral, but it’s possible that Alexandra’s name and gender are incorrect, and that it's actually Alexander.


Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Mrs. Mike Terichow

The Doukhobor woman in this photo is identified, but I don’t know if she is related to my husband’s family.

Annie Rebalkin wife of Mike Terichow

Someone wrote on the front of the picture: Do[u]k Spinning Wheel.


The handwriting on the back of the picture might be that of my father-in-law William (Bill) Demoskoff. On the left-hand side is: M Demoskoff / Kamsack, while on the right-hand side is: Mr[s] Mike Tericho[w] / (Annie Relbin Rebalkin).

Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Three Men

Doukhobor men

Three unidentified men pose for this postcard photo. It looks like something is written in Russian script on the back, but it doesn’t appear to be their names. Since the photo was in my father-in-law's collection, the men are presumably Doukhobors, photographed in Canada in or after 1899.


Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rebalkin and son Larry

Fred Rebalkin with wife and son

This Doukhobor family of father, mother and child is identified as “Mr & Mrs Fred [Rab] Rebalkin & Larry” on the back of this faded photo.


Copyright (c) 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Mrs. Lysuna Kazakoff


This traditionally-dressed Doukhobor woman is identified as "Mrs Lysuna Kazakoff" on the back of the photo.

Lysuna is a diminutive for Elizaveta (Elizabeth, in English). The picture was taken presumably in Saskatchewan or British Columbia, in or after 1899, when the first Doukhobor immigrants settled in Canada. The photo postcard is unused, with "Made in Canada" printed on the back; a small rectangular AZO stamp box is in the right hand corner.


Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.