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Among relatives in 1904

Lesja Ukrainka's photo among relatives…

Lesja Ukrainka (fourth from left) among relatives and friends.
Zelenyj Gaj (Green Forest farm), summer 1904.

If I properly define among the guests Olga Kosach-Kryvynjuk, Michael Kryvynjuka and Anton Szymanowski, this photo made in Zelenyj Gaj at summer 1904. Lesja Ukrainka stayed there from 4 (17) June to 12 (25) September; Olga Kosach left earlier – 12 (25) August; A.Shymanovsky left even earlier – sometime in early July (old style). For these reasons, one can narrow the dating of photo to the interval: beginning of June – beginning of July 1904 (old style).

In the "Chronology" O.Kosach-Kryvynjuk indicated:

In the summer of 1904 in Zelenyj Gaj was Peter Kartashevsky and repeatedly photographed all groups.

Apparently, this photo was taken by P.Kartashevsky.

After edition: Lesja Ukrainka. – K.: Soviet school, 1979, p. 138.