Wedding gowns used to be black - pictures

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Wedding gowns used to be black - pictures

This collection of antique wedding photos shows how wedding gown styles changed from 1890 to 1940.

Up until the death of Queen Victoria in 1907, the traditional color for a wedding gown was often black, not white. Only the wealthiest could afford a white gown that they would probably never wear again.

Of course, whenever you had your photo taken, the photographer would say "Don't smile. Look serious." You would have to hold the pose for as long as the camera lens was uncovered, which could vary from several seconds to half a minute.

Notice how young the bride looks in the face, and then look at her hands. She must have worked very hard. The sleeves and hair style indicate that this picture was taken in the early to mid-1890's.


Fascinating, who would have thought. More pictures and information on the link.

 http://www.bridalcolumbus.c...

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By netchicken: posted on 30-7-2007








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