Archive ID: 1981-072-4

Ray and Millie Dolatowski

Date Created: 1943

Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dolatowski

Media Type: Photograph


Ray and Millie Dolatowski were siblings who grew up in a Polish Family in South Chicago along with three other siblings. Their parents had been born in Koziejaty, Poland and, after relocating to the United States, they owned a small cigar and candy store on Burley Ave in South Chicago’s heavily Polish “Bush” neighborhood. In this photo, Millie is wearing Ray’s uniform jacket with his Airborne insignia. It was a common sight to see men and women in uniform throughout Southeast Side neighborhoods during WW II, many of whom were on leave before reporting to assignments or deployments.

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Family   Portraits   War Experiences   WWII   1940-1949 (WWII Era)   Other/Unknown   Other/Unknown   Photograph   Families   Hats   Military   Uniforms