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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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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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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HERE COMES THE BRIDE AND GROOM IN STAUNTON, ILLINOIS

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This cabinet card is a wedding portrait featuring a young and attractive couple. The pair are well adorned in flowers. He is wearing a corsage and she is holding a corsage. In addition, she has flowers pinned to the front of her dress, and she is wearing delicate flowers around her collar. The photographer of this image is John Coerver,whose studio was located in Staunton, Illinois.  SOLD

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH: GROTON, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

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This Cabinet photograph introduces us to a bride and groom photographed by H Steinhauer in Groton, South Dakota.  The wedding couple doesn’t look very happy or affectionate on their special day. A little research reveals that the town of Groton was established in 1881 and that South Dakota became a state in 1889.  Therefore the Cabinet card was photographed after 1889. The town of Groton had a population of of 1,356 in the 2000 census. I wonder if the bride and groom have any descendants remaining there. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

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belgrade bride 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young bride posing for her portrait in Belgrade, Serbia. She is wearing a beautiful wedding dress and veil. This photograph was taken by the Pijade studio. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME SAILOR AND HIS BRIDE IN SENS, FRANCE

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sailor couple 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome wedding couple. The groom is wearing his naval uniform. His hat tells us the name of his ship. Unfortunately, the camera angle only shows the beginning letters of the ship’s name. One possibility is that the ship is named HMS Constance. The Constance was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy that was active in World War I. The ship was launched in 1915. It took part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. The Constance was decommissioned in 1931 and was in reserve until 1935. The bride in this photo is wearing a pretty dress and a long veil. The photographer of this wedding portrait is Henri Pissot and his studio was located in Sens, France. Sens is a city in the Yonne department in north-central France. To see more photographs by Pissot, place his name in the search box. This real photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans). Addendum: Please see comments section in regard to the sailors country of service and the name of his ship. Thanks to the visitors to the Cabinet Card Gallery that provided the aforementioned information.

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