Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - Yet Another 1890's Newlywed Photo by R. Alex Wells

One more newlywed couple by photographer R. Alex Wells of Higginsville, MO, this cabinet card features an attractive young couple both staring intently at the camera.  Neither are smiling, but I don't sense that they are unhappy.  The groom who is seated seems relaxed and the bride, standing no doubt to showcase her beautiful gown, exudes elegance.  I find her dress quite unique from the soft, high neckline to the large bow at the waist to the slight tiers at the bottom of the skirt.  The dress in its simplicity is simply breathtaking!  I believe this photograph to have been taken late 1890's possibly 1896 - 1898.


  1. The bride has such pretty eyes. Together the two are quite a good looking match.

  2. One of the most beautiful wedding gowns I have seen from this time! And that veil is breathtaking!!


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