And we thought this a mere Godey's illustration, selling wedding dresses? Well it is. According to a ' study ', published in Feb. 1864, it could have been any Saturday that year and entitled " Waiting our turn in the minister's parlor. "
" The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.” —William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Act 3, Scene 4) , would be the rest. So it seemed, as war rounded it's final bend, towards a Home stretch.
LOVE this soldier. Who needs the bride in the photograph?
Truncated this article a little. The usual early Victorian, straying off topic made it a little hard to read. 1864 was before anyone invented moderators.
Before anyone goes up a wall, that last sentence was just journalistic snark- both sides indulged themselves. If Southern women married Union soldiers, well, perhaps it was not so much a mark of disloyalty as a sign of plain, old Hope.
From Ebay, a favorite ' blue ' wedding, meaning no one felt compelled to wear white and whipped cream, as it were. Not a soldier ( that we know ), just charming.
Another flock of bridal birds, waiting to nest in post war homes, hatched in Godey's.
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