Thursday, September 25, 2014

TBT: Long-ago wedding photo

Nearly every post at Papergreat is, by definition, a throwback.

Here, for #TBT (Throwback Thursday) is a mystery wedding photo from, oh, about a century ago. Other than a reference to the studio where the photograph was taken, there are no identifications or notes written anywhere on the front or back of this piece, which is mounted on an eight-inch-wide piece of heavy cardboard (as seen to the right.)

The photograph was produced at The Gold Studio in Waukegan, Illinois. I did find a few references to Gold's Studio in Waukegan. Here is a 1921 advertisement for their business from the pages of Our Navy, the Standard Publication of the U.S. Navy.

I also found some evidence that Gold's first name was Samuel. But, beyond that, information on this photography studio is pretty scarce. And, of course, it would be a bit of a miracle if we ever determined who the subjects of this photograph are.

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