PORTRAIT OF A WEDDING COUPLE IN CANELONES, URUGUAY

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This cabinet card features a wedding couple posing for their portrait at Bernardo Grolero’s Fotografia Oriental in Canelones, Uruguay. The groom is dressed in the gaucho style. Gauchos were cowboys of the South American Pampas. The city of Canelones is the capital of the Canelones department and is located about 31 miles north of Montevideo. The city was named after a species of cinnamon which is called “canelon”. To view other photographs from Uruguay, click on the category “Uruguay”.

 

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THE WEDDING PARTY: TWO COUPLES IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

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This cabinet card features a bride and groom and a couple from their wedding party. The brides gown is a bit unusual. One can find many dark colored wedding dresses but this one seems to be made from an unusual material. Perhaps someone can leave a comment that identifies the fabric. The bride is wearing a very long veil and is also wearing many flowers from her waist to the top of her dress. This photograph was taken by the Oswald Brother’s Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The studio was located at 1227 and 1229 Washington Avenue North from at least 1887 through 1895. Prior to that address, the Oswalds operated out of a gallery at 116 Thirteenth Avenue North. A later location was 1221 Washington Avenue North. Charles Otto Oswald (1859-1940) and Emil C. Oswald (1864-1944) were Swiss born.

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG BRIDE (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a beautiful young bride. She is wearing a wedding gown and a pretty veil with a band of flowers. She has dark curly hair.  She also has a  dark complexion suggesting a non American or European origin. I am struck by her young appearance. The postcard has an “AZO’ stamp box indicating that it was produced between 1904 and 1918.

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY COUPLE IN HOMESTEAD, PENNSYLVANIA

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This cabinet card portrait features a lovely couple photographed by the McLane studio in Homestead, Pennsylvania. The couple are attractively dressed and well groomed. The woman has a lovely figure that is assisted by a corset. She is standing next to a bouquet of flowers. The gentleman has a nice mustache which curls at it’s ends. Note his shined shoes. Perhaps this is the couple’s wedding portrait. The photographer, John G. McLane (1849-?) apparently moved around a lot. He can be found in directories working as a photographer in Bradford (at least 1885-1887), Titusville (at least 1893-1895) and Pittsburg (at least 1900-1902). All of these cities are in Pennsylvania. One of McLane’s photographs can be found in the book, “Victorian Fashion in America (2013). McLane was a civil war veteran. He fought for three years as a member of the 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He entered the unit as a drummer. The last years of his life were spent at a home for disabled veterans. He is buried in Grove Hill Cemetery (Oil City, Pennsylvania).

PORTRAIT OF A WEDDING COUPLE IN TAYLORVILLE, ILLINOIS

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This cabinet card portrait features a young wedding couple dressed for their big day. Both the bride and groom are wearing white gloves and corsages. The pair were photographed by the Brua & Clark studio in Taylorville, Illinois. Preliminary research yielded little information about the photographers. It appears that Brua’s more complete name is B. F. Brua and at one time he was a photographer in Lyons, Kansas.

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YOUNG WEDDING COUPLE IN LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS (CAN THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?)

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A well dressed young wedding couple pose for their portrait in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Both subjects are wearing corsages and the young man is holding what appears to be a program or certificate. The photograph shows no affection or emotional connection between the groom and the bride. A fitting wedding present may have been a gift certificate for marital therapy. The photographer of this image is S. R. Page. Mr. Page appears in the US census of 1900 and the data indicates that he was born in Canada in 1865. He immigrated to the United States in 1894 and was married to a woman named Felinne. The census also indicates that he worked as a photographer. The 1897 Lawrence City Directory reports that Page worked as a photographer at the same address as seen on this cabinet card.

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PORTRAIT OF A WEDDING COUPLE IN LYONS, KANSAS

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This vintage photograph features a couple posing for their portrait at the studio of E. W. Glazer in Lyons, Kansas. The bride is wearing a pretty two tone gown and holding a bouquet of flowers. The groom is sitting in a wicker chair and wearing a dark suit with a corsage. The reverse of the photograph has the inscription “Otto P.”.  One can assume that this name belonged to the groom seen in the photograph. The photographer, Elijah W. Glaze was born in 1864 in New York. “Wilson’s Photographic Magazine (1898)” reported on Glaze winning an award for his work at the Kansas Photographers Convention. The “Bulletin of Photography (1913) announced that the Glaze Photography studio had ben taken over by W. D. Jones.

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ATTRACTIVE WEDDING COUPLE IN BERLIN, GERMANY

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The young wedding couple pictured in this portrait are well dressed and quite attractive. The pretty bride looks terrific in her wedding gown and bridal veil. She is holding a bouquet of flowers in her white gloved hand. The handsome groom is holding a pair of white gloves. One suspects that this couple is well-to-do judging by their appearance. This cabinet card portrait was taken by the studio of Otto Witte who operated his photography business in Berlin, Germany.

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WEDDING PHOTO OF A SLOUCHING GROOM AND HIS AUSTERE BRIDE

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This cabinet card photograph is a wedding portrait featuring a slouching groom and an austere bride. The wedding couple are both adorned with flowers. The groom in this photo is probably trying to project a relaxed appearance but instead comes off as sloppy. He is slouching while leaning on a chair and his hand is partially in his pocket. This is not a spectacular pose. His bride is wearing a pretty dark wedding dress with a long veil. She is also wearing a rather frosty expression. The photographer of this portrait is the Dawson studio which was located in New London, Wisconsin. J. C. Dawson’s studio was in business in New London from 1877  through 1914. After his death in 1914, the studio continued to operate under it’s name with a new proprietor. Dawson also had a studio is Oshkosh between 1891 and 1893. He operated a third studio in Hortonsville in at least 1893. Dawson (1856-1914) was married to Almeda Dawson in 1880. The 1900 US census found him living in New London with his wife, two daughters (ages 15 and 18),  father, and one boarder.

 

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PORTRAIT OF A BRIDE AND GROOM IN WALLACE, IDAHO (PARIS PANEL)

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This cabinet card portrait features a bride and groom posing for their wedding picture at the studio of T. N. Barnard of Wallace, Idaho. Both bride and groom are well dressed. The bride is wearing a veil that has two feathers sticking straight up into the air. She is also wearing gloves and a three stranded necklace of pearls or beads. The bride is pretty and appears quite young. The groom has a pocket watch and it’s chain can be seen underneath his jacket. This cabinet card is very large (approximately 9 3/4″ x 6 3/4″). Cabinet cards of this size are called “Paris Panels” and that term can be seen printed on the bottom of this photograph. This type of cabinet card was produced in the 1890’s. The photographer of this image was Thomas Nathan Barnard. Barnard and his wife arrived in Wallace in 1889. Nellie Stockbridge was a retoucher in his studio and she assumed ownership when Barnard became mayor of Wallace. Both Barnard and Stockbridge are known for their mining photographs. A book of their work “The Photographic Record of T. N. Barnard and Nellie Stockbridge from the Coeur d’Alenes was published in 1903. In addition, there is a large collection of Barnard and Stockbridge’s work at the University of Idaho library. The image seen below is the Barnard building, located in Wallace, and photographed in 1907.

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