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My grandmother Marie Simanek emigrated from Predmir, Czechoslovakia to New York in 1922, then returned home in 1926 to ask permission to marry my grandfather Joseph Vanac.

In this photo she is returning to New York – with approval to marry! (She is the upper left-most woman in the rear. Click on the photo for a larger image.)
It was taken in September, 1926 on the S.S. George Washington.

Group Photo - SS George Washington, circa 1926

The photo as a whole is one of my favorites, but the ladies at the bottom are my favorite favorite.

Group Photo Crop - SS George Washington, circa 1926

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