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Rita brought a case for a wedding crown with her, which reached her after being passed down from one generation to another. 

If you look closely, there are also some dates written on it. It’s been through a lot, the poor thing, they had been putting the wedding crowns in it. It’s been passed down 

from one generation to the other; a great-grandfather brought it from Russia, I think. There was also a handwritten letter detailing the genealogy. My grandmother would write “I hand it over to my daughter”, and then it reached me. I am from here but I don’t know where my family came from.

Somewhere it says “1945” on it, and that’s from my grandmother, because that’s when she got married, and so she got it. My grandmother used to tell me many things. She was a volunteer during the war, and she used to tell me stories about it. Her dad was a train driver and they lived somewhere outside of Larissa. Her grandfather had come from somewhere in the north, Pontos, Russia, I’m not sure. I know we had this family heirloom in our possession then.


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Year / Era of creation:
Beginning 20th century
Type / Description of object:
Wedding crown case
Object route:
Russia – Larisa – Piraeus
Year / Era of movement:
Beginning of 20th century – present
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