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Old 1940s wedding photos -1946

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1940s Wedding - 1946 Bridal Group

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C20th Fashion History Old Wedding Photos 1946

1940s Wedding - Year 1946 Wedding Old Photo Bridal Group

  • 1940s Wedding - Year 1946 Wedding Bridal Group Old photo


1946 Wedding Old Photo of Bridal Group

This wedding photo was taken in New York State on July 11, 1946.  The picture shows John and Esther Anderson together with their bridal party and that is all the information I have on the people in the wedding photo.

Wedding photo taken in New York State July 11, 1946 and is of John and Esther Anderson and their bridal party.

This wedding photo highlights the use of soft tulle fabrics for the headdresses and the same tulle has been used to make fabric decoration on the beautiful stephanotis spray of flowers.  I like the heart shaped headdress of the bride.

1946 Wedding of John and Esther Anderson

Here are some facts relating to 1946 and New York

  • Princess Elizabeth (Future Queen Elizabeth II) was a bridesmaid to the Hon. Mrs Vicary Gibbs and Captain Hon. A.G.V. Elphinstone.  Their reception was held at the Savoy Hotel in London on the 29th of May 1946.
  • There were hundreds of war brides who arrived in New York in 1946 year.
  • In 1946 Estee Lauder started to market skincare products in New York.
  • Meanwhile Benjamin Spock also had a major hit on his hands with his bestseller book 'The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care' a perfect book to write for the baby boomer years ahead!
  • More seriously 1946, was also the year that the New York State legislature authorized a World Trade Corporation to develop the proposed World Trade Centre. 

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