A wedding party at home

By: usermattw

Apr 03 2013

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Category: Families, Groups


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What it is:

Photo measuring 5.75 x 3.75 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


I’ve been wondering if they got married at home, or if this photo was taken either before or after a wedding elsewhere.  It also seems that, as attractively dressed as they are, they haven’t gone in for extravagant wedding attire, though, considering the house, it doesn’t seem as if they are without means.  Perhaps it was just the style.  I’m intrigued by what the younger women are wearing on their heads.  They almost look like Mennonite bonnets, though that doesn’t seem right.  In any case, I wish the happy couple well.  I assume the groom is the man standing on the far right?

4 comments on “A wedding party at home”

  1. I was going to say that their hats were just those little cap things that were popular in the 40’s and 50’s (http://www.etsy.com/listing/79204684/vintage-hat-gray-fur-felt-juliet-cap-or?ref=shop_home_active ), but then I looked at the clothes and realized this picture is probably from the 1920’s. So it does seem like their outfits are a bit plain for a regular wedding. The building in the back looks to me like it could be a Quaker meeting house (compare to this one, in Bordentown, New Jersey http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/6865899460_ffe1b8f67f_z.jpg ), so maybe they are members of some particular, plain-living religion, as you thought. (I had no luck finding any Google images of Quaker weddings to compare with.)

  2. I agree so far with the detective work. I was surprised with the lack of up keep with the garden tending though. I know it seems petty – but a home such as this would have a very trimmed bush (the one to the left) and the roses would be hoisted up and trimmed. I agree that it is not a home, but something like a meeting house. Not to mention, the woman on the far left looks ethnic. It’s quit a puzzle – love it!

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