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It gives me an excuse, if I ever needed one, to use scans of a couple of recent purchases by Derbyshire photographers, as well as to dip once again into the archives of Gail Durbin's Flickr photostream (aka lovedaylemon). Judging by the groom's uniform and the clothing styles of the other attendees, this was probably taken during the Second World War.
The happy couple in this postcard portrait are unidentified, but they also appear in a group wedding portrait, below, that was part of the same e Bay purchase, taken by Derby photographer H. From a brief researching of his cap badge and collar dogs, I think he must have been serving with the Royal Engineers.
Surrounding them are the immediate members of the groom's family, comprising his father and four sisters (light blue), while the bride's parents (pink) have been relegated to the far right of the photograph.
More distant members of the grooms family (pale blue) then complete the picture.
An 1893 description of wedding etiquette includes the following: When the ceremony is performed in church, the bride enters at the left, with her father, mother, and bridesmaids; or, at all events, with a bridesmaid.
The introduction of the larger cabinet card in the late 1860s helped, but it wasn't until the popularisation of larger format mounted prints in the 1890s and early 1900s that studios commonly produced decent sized prints of large groups, such as this 1904 example by Joseph Perks of Swadlincote, in which people could easily recognise themselves.The postcard format was first used for photographic portraits around the turn of the century, after which it rapidly superseded the carte de visite as the cheapest option available.The increase in size meant that large groups could be accommodated quite comfortably, although the difficulties in coping with lighting conditions indoors meant that formal portraits were taken usually on the steps of the church, or in the garden of the ensuing reception. I'm also an avid hiker and naturalist, and have walked four Caminos in northern Spain ...so far Once again I'm straying somewhat from the theme of this week's Sepia Saturday image, in that only my first image has anything in common, a military uniform with moustache accessory dating from the Second World War.