FALL RIVER COUPLE_0007This photograph features a not too comfortable wedding couple. Both subjects look frozen and the bride appears doll-like. She is pretty and displays a nice figure in her interesting wedding dress. She is wearing a crown of flowers while the groom has a flower pinned to his jacket. The photographer of this image is Thibault’s Portrait Gallery in Fall River, Massachusetts. The studio was operated by Joseph Thibault. Written on the reverse of the photograph is the name “Joseph Mercier”.  It is likely that the groom is Joseph Mercier. There were a number of men named Joseph Mercier living in Fall River around the time that this photograph was taken, making it impossible to garner information about the subject of this image. It does appear that the Mercier’s living in the area were of French Canadian descent.

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  1. What year is it? The woman looks to be in some sort of ethic attire. Portugese?

  2. I actually think this was Elzear Thibault’s Portrait Studio. There were a few in Mass at the time I believe. Based out of Lawrence.

  3. Sarah, you may be correct, I have a photo of my great grandparents by Joseph Thibault in Fall River from about the same time period of this picture. It is different in that it is signed JThibault in cursive and has a Main Street address. Coincidentally, my Great-grandparents are Thibault’s and distant cousin of Joseph.

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