Saturday, June 1, 2013

Photo Number 1240

It is June!  June is wedding month, we will look at all kinds of wedding photographs.

Velvet Dress and a scroll DL antiques

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  Not your typical wedding photo, but I believe it is one because the gentleman is holding the rolled up marriage certificate.  He wears a suit buttoned with only the top button which was often the style  in the early 1880’s.  The brides gown looks to be velvet and it may have had a bustle of some sort, the skirt looks like it is draped in the front. The gown is trimmed with lace cuffs and a lace collar.  She is standing on a mat of straw while he sits in a hammock, I suppose it is supposed to look like they are outdoors.

There are no clues with this old Cabinet Card, who or where it was taken. 

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  1. What a shame the photo isn't identified. The fellow doesn't look too happy, does he?

  2. I was just thinking the same thing as The Archivist. The groom doesn't look too happy. Or maybe he is just anticipating the hammock flipping him over???

    1. Could be... I notice the "bride" has a gleam in her eye and her hand on the back of the hammock, as if she is ready to give it a good yank!!


  3. If I stood on straw, I'd be sneezing every breath!


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