Wedding fashion circa 1936.
My aunt was about 19 years old at the time, her husband about 10 years older.
This is such an honest, beautiful picture.
Comment by Smalltown Me — February 19, 2013 @ 4:49 pm
In really old photographs, people didn’t smile because they had to hold the pose for so long. But I think that was about 50 years before this one was taken. Perhaps it was merely a habit at this point, to not smile for the photographer?
Comment by Karen (formerly kcinnova) — February 13, 2013 @ 9:05 pm
Jen – I think the main reason for the solemn faces was that most people had never been in front of a photographer before their wedding (or as part of a wedding party). I know of only one picture of my aunt taken before her wedding…
Karen – Done!
Comment by allmycke — February 13, 2013 @ 8:27 pm
I’ve always wondered why people didn’t smile much in photos back then. Love seeing old photos like this , though.
Comment by Jen — February 12, 2013 @ 10:32 pm
Wonderful! Are you going to send the link to Jenn so she can include it this week?
Comment by Karen (formerly kcinnova) — February 12, 2013 @ 5:02 am
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