"It’s a picture of my mother Olga Kovalchuk with me sitting on her arms, and Olga Kutsenko at the entrance of the village council. At that time my mother worked there as a secretary. Back then, Turya village was large and had its own school, village council, canning factory and even a bookstore. One of my mother's responsibilities was to perform the marriage ceremonies. For the ceremonies my mother and her colleague had to wear a special costume. Dresses for it were sewn in a local atelier. They themselves chose the style and bought the fabric for these garments - it was a pink tricot. The cape of my mother's dress is lined with mink fur, which was bought from local hunters. You could always buy fox or fox fur from them."
Comment by Halyna Kovalchuk.
This photo is contributed by Halyna Kovalchuk.