Thursday, June 7, 2012

Photo Number 899

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Wedding Waistcoat 1900 Flaten in Moorhead DL Antiques

Here we have a groom in a frock coat. A frock coat was always knee length and double breasted with peaked lapels.  It was sometimes called a Prince Albert. The groom is wearing a single rose as a boutonniere.

The bride is wearing a dress that has huge sleeves reminiscent of the style around 1895.  She has a bouquet of roses and is wearing flowers around her neck and has a very long wedding bonnet.  Her dress may also have a train, there seems to be lots of fabric on the floor.

Ole Flaten was in Moorhead a long time from 1887 to 1928. This photograph  with the address Cor. of 4th and Front streets could be when he was at South Front Street East of 4th in 1893 or Fourth and Front Streets in 1900. Wedding Waistcoat Flaten in Moorhead Back DL

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  1. I've been catching up on your wedding photos in June series and have really enjoyed them, great idea. I particularly love in this photo the groom's frock coat and I want to get one for my other half, so dapper!

  2. One or both of these families must have been wealthy to have such extravagant apparel.

  3. I agree the dress does look like it is trained. It could have been for the wedding and used as a ball gown after that.


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