Great photo, one that raises so many questions. Do you think the lady in the oval had passed on at the time this picture was made?
I'm guessing the 'cutout' lady in the middle is the mother and the ladies either side are her daughters, possible with there husbands. Can't figure out the young woman in the middle though.
Both good speculations. Lisa, it's possible the lady in the cutout could have passed away, or maybe was unable to join the family, across the seas perhaps. Ray, you got more out of the photo than I did, but you may well be right with the family relationships. They do look to be of Middle Eastern origin. At least the ones in the center and on the left.