From the Little Brown Suitcase this week comes firstly four generations of Penny men and their brides – I’m letting the photos do the talking this week so leave it to you to notice the difference in styles. If I write too much I won’t have room for further images from my collection. Clicking on the image will display a large version.
George (1905) his three sons Hal (1932), Roy (1932) and Alex (1945), Roy’s’ son Kelvin (1960), Kelvin’s son Stephen in England (1993)
The earliest wedding photos I have are from the 1890’s
James Penny and Betsy McSwain in 1895
Ann Boyd & Phil Craine 1906, Bella Boyd & Alex Dowler 1908, Jane Boyd & James Cowan 1911 all married at the property of their parents ‘Ardnamurchan’ near Minyip, Victoria
The guests at Jane and James Wedding – interesting striped hat on the lady sitting front right.
The bride chose to wear a large hat for her wedding day – Emily Dowler and James Marshall 1912
Moving in to the 1920’s I love this wedding group photo of Amy Boyd and Alf Woodward on their wedding day. I wonder if the attendants got the chance to kick up their heels on the dance floor.
And I’ll finish with a non traditional bride of the 1950’s as I think she looks so stylish and seems to have a most unusual flower spray on her lapel. Sadie Harrington and Henry Penny in Bendigo in 1952.
I do realize that looking at the photos of brides from other family albums is not everyone’s cup of tea or glass of Fizz so for the devotees I’ve also posted more from my collection at Flickr if you open one then you can scroll through the others.