Thursday, June 27, 2013

Photo Number 1266

This is a snapshot  from a antique shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Wedding snapshot October 21 1944 Winnipeg Antiques

It had a date written on the back.  October 21, 1944.

Wedding snapshot October 21 1944 Winnipeg Antiques

The groom wears a three piece suit, a white shirt and a tie.  He also sports a boutonniere.  The bride wears a white gown with long sleeves and what appears to be a train still back in the doorway and a veil that has a headpiece that looks like huge ears.  She also wears a string of pearls and carries a bouquet of Calla Lilies.

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8 comments:

  1. I a-wonder whats-a the guy is sayin'.

    :) Calgary? You went far to get this photo!

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    1. No Winnipeg..or Winterpeg as some people call it! It is a six hour drive from our place..and we have kids that live along the way. The last time we were up there was Fall of 2011..Winnipeg is a great town:)

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  2. It looks like he is playing an invisible violin!

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  3. Looks like my grandma's wedding bouquet.

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  4. Funny you should mention ears, because the first think I thought about was Mickey Mouse. :) I also noticed her short hair, which I thought was unusual as a style for women back then. The guy looks like he's about to break out into a Fred Astaire dance. :) I hope they lived long and happy lives together.

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    1. Not unusual at all. If anything, the long hairstyles were unusual (think Veronica Lake). Short haircuts and styles made things a lot easier for setting as women would set their hair nightly. One of the three main haircuts of the period was a short haircut, the top of the three being a middy cut. The baby (the shortest) was 4 inches long at the longest point. The longest was referred to as a long middy. When the hair was set, the curls would naturally shorten. I set my in pin curls (as was popular in the day) quite often and my hair (which is cut in a modified middy) is just past my shoulders at the longest point. When I brush the set out, it's just under my ears. I also have pictures of my grandmother with a very short haircut dating all the way back to 1937.

      Hope that helps. :)

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