Monday, June 3, 2013

Photo Number 1242

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

Cabinet Card Weddin in Montana DL Antiques

Ollason of Missoula Montana was the photographer.

I think that this Cabinet Card is from 1889 or 1890.  Montana became a State in 1889.

The groom has the top button on his suit buttoned.  The bride  is wearing a gown that appears to have an apron type front which could be bustled in the back.  The gown has very tight sleeves.  Lace trims the sleeves and the neckline.  The bride wears fingerless gloves and clutches a rolled up something in her right hand.  She wears a bridal bonnet and appears to have flowers tucked into the front of her gown.  I will guess that this gown is Ivory in color.

Cabinet Card Weddin in Montana DL Antiques  back 1242

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  1. Goodness, I didn't notice the fingerless gloves until you pointed them out!

  2. Those sleeves look painful!

  3. Gosh, I wonder how she's able to move!

  4. This is technically not a gown, but 2 separate pieces. A skirt and jacket (the jacket has a name, but I have forgotten the name . Do you know that prior to Queen Victoria's wedding, most brides wore black dresses? she started the tradition of white dresses for weddings. Also, if you google fashion of say 1850 sites will show all styles of men's and women's clothing of the period, which helps to date photos. Sleeve styles have names. Just an FYI...


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