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Pictured in the front center is Marie Cavolo, her mother Delia (Izzo) Cavolo behind her, and Marie's Grandmother Izzo and Great-Grandmother Izzo. Taken in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, N.Y. c. 1913. View full size.