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87/941 Photograph, sepia toned print, wedding of Mary Hewitt and Henry Quinn, paper, photographer unknown, Australia, June 1902. Click to enlarge.

Photograph from wedding of Mary Hewitt and Henry Quinn

Photographed
This photograph of the bride, groom and wedding guests is an excellent example of pictorial material relating to Australian weddings at the turn of the century. The composition provides insight into the significance placed upon marriage at the of the turn of the 20th century and reveals much about clothing worn for special occasions at this time. The bride, groom and guests are wearing formal attire, the men in dark suits and the women in floor length dresses and large, highly decorated hats. …

Summary

Object No.

87/941

Object Statement

Photograph, sepia toned print, wedding of Mary Hewitt and Henry Quinn, paper, photographer unknown, Australia, June 1902

Physical Description

Wedding group - Mary Hewitt and Henry Quinn, June 1902. The couple to the left of the bride identified as her parents. Several generations are seated and standing in four rows, with the smallest, youngest guests seated on the ground and the tallest adults at the back, apparently standing on a raised platform. The guests are all dressed formally, the men wearing dark suits and the women wearing intricate floor length dresses with wide collars. The women also all wear hats, heavily decorated with floral arrangements. In the background are several closely confined timber and brick constructions, indicating an inner city location. The photograph is in sepia tones.

Production

History

Notes

Donated by Mary, Henry Quinn's daughter in June, 1987.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of B Pritchard, 1987

Acquisition Date

29 July 1987

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph from wedding of Mary Hewitt and Henry Quinn 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 November 2022, <https://ma.as/80898>

Wikipedia

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