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This is a studio portrait of my paternal grandmother. I belive it was for her communion. I am unsure of the year, but I imagine it was taken late teens early twenties; no one of that generation left to confrm. The picture was taken by A. Werner Studio 709-711 Bdwy Brooklyn NY. Maybe someone on Shorpy could help pinpoint the year. View full size.