A collection of vintage photography and "orphan" photographs showcasing the past.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wedding Wednesday - Turn of the Century Wedding - Large Group Shot
This photograph features nineteen members an early 1900's ethnic wedding party. The photo has ten females consisting of the bride in the middle and what I believe to be her maid of honor, possibly a sister to the far right. On the left of the photo is a young girl that was possibly a flower girl. There are ten males in the photo, the groom in the middle next to the bride and at the bride's right, most likely the best man or perhaps even the bride's father. I would guess that the woman sitting between the groom and the maid of honor with the white blouse and dark skirt could be the bride's mother. Most of the women are wearing the Gibson Girl hairstyle and the fashions that were prevalent at the time. The bride looks extremely young to me as does the groom. The bride's bodice is very lacy and lovely, the sleeves of her gown, although difficult to see, seem to be tighter at the elbow and have a large pouf at the wrist. Her veil appears quite simple with just a few flowers at the top of the headdress and I believe she is wearing gloves so cannot tell if she is wearing a ring. Her groom however is wearing a ring on his right hand.
It is a very interesting photo and there is is no identification of the subjects or the photographer. However, on the back are two words written in some foreign language, perhaps someone can translate - see below: