Friday, June 3, 2011

Photo Number 553

This is a wedding photo from the Antique Shop in Solway, Minnesota.
Wedding Solway Antiques CdV
It is a CdV or Cartes d’ visite. The bride is wearing a dark dress and a bonnet veil.  Her dress appears to me to be one of those dresses that had a bustle.  Possibly from the Natural Form Bustle period of 1877 to 1882.  The gentleman has only the top button of his coat buttoned, so that would indicate late 1870’s to early 1880’s.
Wedding Solway Back The photographer was JR Halvorsen of St. Ansgar Iowa. 

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Update from Norkio:



I have seen dresses similar to this one on the fashion plates from Goodey's. The bodice is long in the cuiarass shape and the skirts straight. I suspect this is about 1880 or 1881. It would be Natural Form, but there was no bustle. The Natural Form movement was ostensibly to show the natural shape of a woman and was considered scandalous by some. It rejected the artificial shape of the bustle. But with all the corsetry underneath, there was no way a woman's natural form would be seen, lol.

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  1. ;) Photographic Artist. In the 1880 US census initials-man J. R. Halversen is listed as born in 1850 in Norway, a professional artist, and married to initials-woman A. M. Halversen.

    A marriage certificate clears up the initials - J. R. was Jone R. (is this Norse for John?) and A. M. was Anna Marie (Nelson) and they were married on March 10, 1876.

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  2. Dang they certainly are good at containing their happiness.

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  3. I believe their clothes belie how young they really are.

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  4. He really had a head full of wavy hair! Interesting about the clothes too.

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  5. I have seen dresses similar to this one on the fashion plates from Goodey's. The bodice is long in the cuiarass shape and the skirts straight. I suspect this is about 1880 or 1881. It would be Natural Form, but there was no bustle. The Natural Form movement was ostensibly to show the natural shape of a woman and was considered scandalous by some. It rejected the artificial shape of the bustle. But with all the corsetry underneath, there was no way a woman's natural form would be seen, lol.

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