Wedding dress and tall groom

Hi!  I’m back.  My kid is on the mend and I’m ready to get back to blogging.  It has been awhile since I’ve done a cabinet card so that is what we will do today.

SAM_0981I’d say this is a wedding photo.  What do you think?  She is wearing all white with white gloves and a huge corsage with white flowers.  If you zoom in on the photo, you can see that the bodice of her dress appears to be in the style of a jacket with a faux shirtwaist under it.  I think she may have a necklace on as well.  The skirt is fairly plain but has a train on it and peeking under the skirt is a pleated petticoat.

My guess for dates is the late 80s because of her hairstyle and fitted sleeves.  The edge of the card is a beveled gold which was common starting in 1885.  A huge photographers stamp on the back was also common in the 1880s.SAM_0984I found a reference to FP Dunn at 240 Burnett St New Brunswick NJ here.  This site found evidence of this photographer being at this site in the 1880s which fits my theory.


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