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Procession to the altar

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Title:
Procession to the altar
Description:
Verner Reed shot the images for the "Life" magazine photo-essay, "A Wedding in a Land of Dolls," which described the fanciful wedding of dolls at the home of children's book author Tasha Tudor. Tudor famously eschewed the trappings of modern living and created instead a carefully constructed world based on nostalgia for pre-modern America. Reed took advantage of his time at Tudor's house to capture not only the wedding, his assigned subject, but a bit of this remarkable family's way of life. In this particular photo, a procession of girls walk down the 'aisle' to the 'altar' with their dolls, wearing white dresses and wreaths of flowers.
Photographer:
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006
Date:
1955
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC044: Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Subjects:
weddings
girls
dolls
events
Life Magazine
Tudor, Tasha
Places:
New HampshireMerrimack (county)Webster
Extent:
1 photograph
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Identifier:
194452
Call #:
PC044.TMP.087