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A wedding fit for a ‘wise guy’.

Posted by Big John on September 21, 2006

Here is another recently discovered photograph from around 1920.

Yes, it does look like the wedding of some local ‘mafioso’, and the back row does look very much like a selection of extras from ‘The Godfather’, but …


… it is in fact the wedding of my mother’s friend Mabel. That’s my mum in the dark dress standing behind the old boy who looks like the neighbourhood ‘Don’: and who has screwed up the photograph’s composition by sitting himself in a chair that was obviously intended for one of the bridesmaids. Bridesmaids! Blimey! Have you ever seen such a ‘gorgeous’ bunch ? 

You can tell that it was a classy wedding by the way that the little bridesmaid seated in front of the groom…

………  is picking her nose with her left hand.



8 Responses to “A wedding fit for a ‘wise guy’.”

  1. Maria said

    I love it. This is a most interesting group of people and it makes me curious as to what the rest of their lives were like. I love the little one picking her nose. Just think she had to live the rest of her life knowing this photo existed and lots of people remembered her as the “kid with the finger in her nose”.

  2. ginnie said

    Wow, you’ve got better eyes than I do. Even with the magnifying glass I can barely make out the little girl’s boo-boo.
    I’ll bet she’ll be thrilled that you pointed that out, John!
    Great picture and lots of fun.

  3. Betty said

    Great photo. I’ll bet that little girl’s mama was proud. lol

  4. I love it! I could look at this photo forever – there’s so much in it. Don’t you love the men’s hats?

  5. Big John said

    Try clicking on the photo Ginnie. You will see a much larger picture.

    I love all the hats Susan. I’ve a few pics of my mother in some great ones. Perhaps I’ll blog about it one day.

  6. rosebud said

    I find this picture enchanting! The style of dress worn by the wedding party is so glamorous. The men’s hats are super cool!

  7. gawilli said

    Thanks for sharing you pictures. Boy, they sure did bundle up in those days – not much skin showing at all.

  8. Claude said

    Just love this photo! Old family photos are such fun.
    Thanks for pointing out the little girl picking her nose. She does add tremendously to the photo!
    Can you imagine the efforts to cram all these people and have them say ‘cheese’ at the same time?

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