There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

Another classy wedding.

Posted by Big John on April 30, 2011

For all of you who are sick to death of all those bloody royal wedding photos, here is a much more interesting one from the old family album ….

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Although the back row looks like a bunch of extras from ‘The Godfather’ and the old boy sitting on the right could be the local ‘Don’, it was not taken in Chicago, but in Brixton, South London, in the early 1920’s.

What gives this picture such class is the young bridesmaid …

… picking her nose with her left hand.

3 Responses to “Another classy wedding.”

  1. Ginnie said

    Wow…it does look like a Mafioso family. Don’t leave us in the dark, John. You’ve got to give us the details…who’s the bride, what relation to you, etc. and were any of those thugs in the back row toting guns?

  2. Grannymar said

    From the shower-cap headgear it looks like there were six bridesmaids and two flower girls. Posing for photos can be so boring for little people. Back in the 20s those photos took a lonnnng time!

  3. Big John said

    Ginnie … The bride was my mother’s best friend, and my mum is the young lady in the dark dress standing behind the ‘old don’. I can’t see my dad in the picture, so perhaps he was minding the tommy guns in a back room. :-)
    BTW and off subject… I have tried several times to leave comments on your blog, but they do not appear. Any idea why ?

    Grannymar … “a lonnnng time”. I bet it did, for as you can see the old boy has been allowed to sit in a seat intended for a bridesmaid, thus screwing up the composition of the picture. :-)

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