Friday, October 16, 2009

Fashion on Friday: Romance

Two hearts that have beat in unison through childhood's hours and school-days bright decided their 'troth to one another without further delay.

The original plan was to wait until the holidays and make a tour West.

However, early on Saturday afternoon, October 16th, Dr Albert O. Linch and Miss Dorcas Giles motored to Lafayette, AL,

where at seven o'clock

"The silver hammer smithing two lives into one, fell on Hymenaios's Altar,"

and they were united in marriage, a resident minister officiating.

Mrs. Linch, a young woman of many lovable traits of character, has been engaged in office work at the State Capitol, for the past five years.

Dr. Albert O. Linch, surgeon at Grady Hospital, is a young man of sterling worth and rare ability.

The couple formerly of Flovilla now resides in Atlanta.

Copied from an unidentified newspaper clipping.

How about that 1920s' fashion?

Read more about my maternal grandparents here.

See this nuptial portrait of my paternal grandparents here, noting the dark dress and army uniform.


  1. I like that! That was really nice to read on a rainy Friday morning. :)

  2. Sterling worth! I love it! What a different world!

    This feels so much like home, or like a home that has almost disappeared. I even know how to pronounce the place where they got married: Luh-FET! (Well, if you really want to get technical about Southern dialect, it's Luh-FAY-et, but that might give the impression that it actually sounds French!)

    My mom used to read to me from the social pages of old newspapers, along these lines: "Mrs. So and So of ________ visited Mrs. Such and Such of ________. (Describes what they wore.) They served petit fours and tea. And a good time was had by all." Can you imagine anyone doing this now? But it shows that there was a community, and everyone knew that Mrs. So and So and Mrs. Such and Such were beloved members of it.

  3. Yes, a different world, Laura, even with all the commonalities.

    From time to time I like to read online Emily Post's 1920 edition. Makes me feel better :)

  4. Oh, that makes me homesick. I've lived there in my dreams longer than anyplace I've ever lived in real life.

  5. Such flowery and unusual language for the newspaper.
    Very interesting. I see your girls' names. :o)