Valeria Lipczynski wears three of her many honors, including the Polish Golden Service Cross, pinned to her elegantly simple dark dress as she sits, resting her arm on the arm of a carved bench.
Waleria Lipczynski is often listed with this Polish spelling of her name, especially in early census records and newspaper stories. In August of 1927, because of her altruistic services to the immigrant, the new Polish Commonwealth decorated Valeria Lipczynski with the coveted Polish Golden Service Cross at the public ceremony attended by city and church leaders. Possibly this photograph was taken on that occasion.
|Location In Photo||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Collection||#185-3-6, History & Special Collections|
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