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Wedding photo from 1891 or 1907?

Postby GClark40 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:06 am

I have come across a very small and faded photo in a locket. The woman is almost certainly my great grandmother and it is clearly a wedding. She was married twice though - in 1891 and 1907. Is it possible to tell from the dress which of these dates it is ... and with what degree of certainty? Much appreciated - thanks.
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Wedding photo from 1891 of 1907?
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Re: Wedding photo from 1891 or 1907?

Postby allanh53 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:28 pm

only 16 years between dates style prob not changed much in that time. if you know both married names try a family search you never know some pictures might come up
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Re: Wedding photo from 1891 or 1907?

Postby tessacate » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:34 am

I think this is almost certainly 1907 rather than 1891. I have put the photo through Photoshop to try and make the outfits easier to see. It's still hard to see the bride's dress but what I can see is that it is of a simpler design than the 1890s. It is easier to date the groom's outfit. He is not wearing morning dress which was normal before the Edwardian era for a wedding. Tuxedo's or suits with shorter length jackets became fashionable in the Edwardian era. His hat was also fashionable in the Edwardian era. Hence, on balance, I think this photo is 1907.

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Re: Wedding photo from 1891 or 1907?

Postby MeganButel » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:22 am

Just a bit of lateral thinking - the church or chapel seems to have some fairly distinguishing features - if she married at two different places you might be able to tell from the building details which event it was.
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