Thursday, June 9, 2011

Photo Number 559

This is the same photographer as yesterday and even the same backdrop for the photograph.  This is another cabinet card from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Flaten photo DL Antiques 5  Plain back This time the groom is seated instead of standing.  The cards have the same imprint and the wedding fashions are very similar.  The wedding bonnet has the flowers and the trailing greens, however this bonnet has a really large hem, perhaps she didn’t want it trailing behind her.  I find it curious that his tie is ever so small and that the photographer was going to use the posing stand and forgot it behind the chair. The happy couple also has matching corsages.

I think this photo is from the mid 1890’s.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

** Posing stands were wooden stands that would help the person hold a pose very still for an extended length of time.  Many times a stiff very formal look is obtained with the posing stands..I suspect that the groom in yesterdays photo had a stand behind him:)


  1. Dear Connie,

    Just have to tell you how much I look forward to seeing your collection each and every day. 'Wow' is usually the first word out of my mouth.

    Cheers to you,

  2. Wow, another beautiful dress - and the bride looks so young!

  3. I am wondering if the brides are related. They both have very beautiful dresses with exquisite needlework in the beading and embroidery. Being as they have both used the same photographer in what looks like could be the same session, I just keep thinking "double wedding." Or, maybe not a double wedding, but the first day in June when the town had a chance to get to the courthouse and photographer.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie