Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Wedding Wednesday - 1890's Chicago Newlyweds
This attractive young Chicago couple posed for their photograph most likely in the early 1890's. The bride's veil is similar to other's I have posted about here before. Her finger-less gloves are the first I have seen though. I can see a wedding ring on the groom's left hand, but am unable to see one on the bride's hand. The bride is lovely with a tiny waist, wearing a light colored dress unlike the more serviceable dresses seen before in this time frame. I'm not sure that it is white, perhaps gray?
The back of this dark grey cabinet card is very interesting. It is actually much darker than seen here and to me it seems to have a Gothic feel. I have lightened it up so it is easier to see. The front, of course, notes that the photographer is Rudolph's Studio at 957 Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Not much was found for Louis Rudolph but he shows up once in the 1904 Chicago City Directory and again in the 1930 Chicago Census as a Proprietor of a Picture Show. He was born circa 1878 in Denmark.
Unfortunately, as so often occurs, there is no identification for the couple. It's truly a shame as I'm sure there are probably descendants who would love to have this photo.