BRIDESMAIDS FOR RENT IN REDWING, CORNWELL, ENGLAND (GILBERT AND SULLIVAN, “RUDDIGORE”)

This vintage real photo postcard features twelve identically dressed bridesmaids standing in a row. These young women are not ordinary bridesmaids; they are professional bridesmaids. The women are professional bridesmaids. These professional bridal party stalwarts are for hire. This photo was taken in 1931 and the women resided in the fishing village of Redwing in Cornwell, England. In reality, the women in this photograph are actresses appearing as the bridesmaids chorus in the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, “Ruddigore”. The words “Sutton Coldfield” are written in pencil on the reverse of the postcard. Sutton Coldfield is a suburban town in Birmingham, England. Perhaps this is the venue where the comic opera appeared. A penciled inscription on the reverse of this postcard indicates that James Speight (1879-1977) is the photographer of this image. His father was the headmaster of a school in Rugby but later established a successful photography business. In 1897, at age 18, James went to work at H M Whitlock’s photography studio in West Bromwich. Speight’s interest in photography must have been in his genes. All 5 of his brothers became photographers. After working for a few more photographers, James decided to go to Paris for a few months, and once there, he worked for the celebrated photographer, Reutlinger. In his diary, James wrote that his retouching work for Reutlinger included making waists smaller. James returned to England and in around 1902, opened his Sutton Coldfield studio. He continued to operate the studio until he retired in 1950. This vintage postcard was published by K Ltd sometime between 1918 and 1936. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN BRIDE IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (CABINET CARD)

murillo1 murillo2A beautiful Victorian bride poses for her wedding portrait at the Murillo studio in St. Louis Missouri. The bride is dressed in white and is holding flowers on her lap. The photographer of this image was the Murillo studio of St. Louis, Missouri. One source reports that the Murillo studio was operated by Jesse J Ferguson and existed at least between 1910 and 1919.  SOLD

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ATTRACTIVE YOUNG ROMANIAN COUPLE IN TRADITIONAL GARB (1930’s)

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romanians 2 This vintage real photo postcard presents an interesting ethnological portrait of a Romanian couple dressed in traditional garb. It is notable that this couple was not concerned about public displays of affection. The young man has his right arm wrapped around the woman’s shoulder/back. The young lady’s hand is resting on the gentleman’s shoulder. The pair give an appearance of a proud loving couple. Could this be a wedding portrait? Note the woman’s purse. It has a design that includes someone holding a leash attatched to a dog. An inscription on the reverse of this postcard reveals that the photograph was taken in 1937. The postcard is in very good condition.

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ATTRACTIVE WEDDING COUPLE IN PRINCETON, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card photograph appears to be a wedding portrait. Both bride and groom are attractive. The young woman in the photo seems to be very young. She looks like a teenager while the groom seems to be several years older. This photo was taken in 1897 by the Masters and Skolds studio located in Princeton, Illinois. The photographers were partners between 1896 and 1903. The 1900 census identifies Charles T Skolds (1862-?) as one of the partners. The name “Nora” is inscribed on the reverse of the photograph. It is likely that Nora is the name of the bride. This cabinet card is in excellent condition.

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WEDDING PORTRAIT : GROOM IN HIS LUFTWAFFE UNIFORM : WORLD WAR II ERA

This vintage real photo postcard features an attractive couple posing for their wedding photo. Both bride and groom appear happy on their special day. Note their half smiles. The groom is wearing his German Luftwaffe dress uniform. The Luftwaffe was the German Air Force. This photograph was taken either pre World War II or during the conflict. This vintage portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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WEDDING PORTRAIT : ATTRACTIVE COUPLE : (1920’s)

The wedding took place in France. The groom was Albert Delattre and the bride was Jeanne Cuvellice. They are an attractive well dressed couple. The photographer who took this wedding portrait was Leopold Moulin. The preceding information came from the former owner of this postcard. This postcard was published by Thomas Illingworth & Co. (T.I.C.). The company was a paper manufacturer founded about 1904. They produced the “Horse Shoe Brand” photographic paper in London England. In 1919 they were bought by British Photographic Supplies company, Ilford. An internet source states that the company produced postcards with horseshoe stamp boxes between 1919 and 1930. This postcard is from circa 1920’s. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ATTRACTIVE BRIDE AND GROOM IN SOFIA, BULGARIA (1928)

This vintage real photo postcard is a wedding portrait. The bride and groom are an attractive and well-dressed couple. The pair appear to be intensely serious in this photograph. The photo was taken in 1928 in Sofia, Bulgaria. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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CLOSE-UP WEDDING PHOTO OF AN ATTRACTIVE EUROPEAN COUPLE

This vintage postcard features an attractive bride and groom. The postcard originates from Bulgaria. The card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A WEDDING COUPLE IN MARANS, FRANCE

This vintage postcard features a wedding couple posing in a studio located in Marans, France. Marans is a community in southwestern France. Inhabitants of Marans are known as marandais. The word “marandais” can be seen in the caption of this card. Marans is the home of the “Marans Chicken”. In the world of gourmet cooking, their eggs are considered exceptional. This couple is off to a promising start, as indicated by the fact that both are smiling on their wedding day. Note the bride’s traditional veil and wedding dress. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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WEDDING PORTRAIT: A HAPPY BRIDE AND HER SOBER GROOM

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wedding bells 1 A pretty bride and her husband pose for their wedding portrait. She is holding a large bouquet of flowers and wearing flowers on her veil. The young bride seems very happy. She is displaying a wide smile, while the groom has a more serious countenance. This vintage real photo postcard is unused. The postcard comes from a collector in Belgium and is in very good condition (see scans).

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