Thursday, December 27, 2012

Photo Number 1089

This is a photo greeting from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes.

Lois and Arlie DL Antiques

Merry Christmas! Lois and Arlie

Lois and Arlie DL Antiques

I smiled at this photo.  The reception must have been held in the basement of a church.   Those windows and curtains were very typical of a church basement.   The groom is wearing a double breasted suit which was typical for the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.  The bride carried flowers on top of her Bible or Prayer Book.

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4 comments:

  1. In addition to the post-war years, double-breasted men's suits were also in widespread use throughout the 1930s and early-'40s. But the curtain fabric appears to be a 1940's pattern that was popular into the early-'50s. Hopefully we'll learn the full identities of Lois and Arlie [Mr. and Mrs. Arlie -------]. “Arlie” is not as uncommon of a name as one might first think but there shouldn't have been too many “Lois and Arlie couples.” Although I thought “Millylou” back in #1084 would be easy to find, too, but no luck there. :-(

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  2. They look very happy and make a handsome couple!

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  3. The name "Arlie" was often used as a given name [for both males and females] but, in this case, it could have been a diminutive of a name such as Arlo, Arlis or Arlen. Or it may have been a diminutive of one of the variations of Arlen: Arlan, Arlin, Arlon, Arlun and Arlyn. Public records contain many examples of all those variations. One of my male first-cousins was married in a double-breasted suit in 1937 but this photograph does seem to have more of a circa-1950 "feel." If we could see the length of the man's tie that would help date the picture but we cannot so that's that.

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  4. Sweet smile on that bride. Do wish they had included a last name...

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