I’ve been lax on my 52 Ancestors posts – I’ve been busy working on projects for clients, so I guess that’s a good thing. Anyway, I thought this one would be easy – “June Weddings” – why do I always think that? I have a large collection of beautiful wedding photos from my paternal side and seeing that June is the favored month for weddings, I dug in to look. Surprise, surprise – nothing in the Aprils, Mays, Januarys, and finally … the elusive June wedding!
This is my grand aunt, Anna Irene Margaret Johnson and her husband Oscar Theodore Anderson on their wedding day June 16, 1920. I found it interesting that in the 1920 census, Oscar was listed as a farm hand on the Johnson farm! Her parents must have vetted him very well and obviously liked his potential. I like the details that pictures can add to a story. His face seems to be more tan than his forehead – a sign of a farmer for sure! Her huge bouquet of roses, ferns, and ribbons match the ribbons on her dress and that style of veil is so unusual – wonder if that was in vogue, or if it was of Norwegian style? (They were Norwegian-Americans) Her hair looks to be bobbed in the 1920s style – how chic! I’ll continue to look for more June wedding photos this week to add to this post – thanks for reading!