Franciszka (Nowicka) Dobrowlanska
Photos from pre-WW2 Poland, Russia, Koja (Uganda), Essex (England,) and from Toronto (Canada)
Nowicki family c 1907
Franciszka Nowicka, age 10
Franciszka, age 15
:Three sisters: Franciszka, Hela and Mala.. Photo taken in the 1920s
Franciszka and Henryk Dobroolanski pre-WW 2
Mira Dobrowlanska - Pre-war photo.
Dola and Anthony - Pre-war photo. Dola would die young of diphtheria and scarlett fever
Pahlevi - Franciszka and Mira (on the right) soaking in the Caspian Sea in 1942.
Franciszka and Henryk - In this pre WW2 photo, Henryk is wearing his uniform. On his chest he is wearing (l-r) the 1918-21 War Medal (for service during the war against the Bolsheviks, and the 10th Anniversary of Independence Medal, awarded in 1928 to those with 5 years civil or military service.
Anthony Dobrowlanski - Pre-war photo
Franciszka, Mira and Anthony in Russia
Pahlevi - Franciszka and Mira (on the left) enjoying the sand and surf.
Anthony (r) in the Polish Army during WW2.
Anthony portrait in the Polish Second Corps.
Franciszka In Koja, Uganda, Africa.
Polish refugee settlement in Koja, Uganda
In front of the house they lived in for 5.5 yrs
Inside their house in Africa - Franciszka and Mira
Mira and Franciszka in front of African home and Papaya tree
Lake Victoria (l to r ) Franciszka, Mala, Mira, Hela and Jurek
Exotic Wildlife - Mira (l) and friends are holding a large Boa Constrictor which was killed by the natives in the jungle, because it was killing one of their men
Franciszka_sister Mala at Lake Victoria_small crocodile at their feet
Working on a large wall hanging
Franciszka with Mira and her dolls
England - Mira (l) and friends wearing Polish national costumes as members of the "Polish Dance Assembly."
England - Mira (l) and Franciszka at the Polish settlement in Kelvedon, Essex. The army barracks in which they lived for seven years is visible in the background.
Toronto_Franciszka with first grandchild Tina