|Thanks for responding IMR... and sorry for the delay in getting back here.
My grandfather, Felix Furtek, lived in Chicopee MA... which at the turn of the last century had a growing Polish population that was just coming into its own.
I spoke to a Polish historian who believes the bearded man in the back was a Jewish businessman... a character that featured prominently in many Polish plays of the era. One prolific playwright went by the name of Jax but we can't find a list of his plays. If the military character is Pulaski, that might be a lead.
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