Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Carnival's In Town


Smile For The Camera
10 June 2009

Shades of the Departed requests your presence for the marriage of thirty-one posts of Wedding Belles in the 14th Edition of Smile For The Camera. From the antique photograph to the wedding photograph of today, they have all made their appearance to Smile For The Camera.

You have outdone yourselves presenting one of the most beautiful albums Shades has had the honor to display. Photographs of weddings, the wedding party, brides, grooms, receptions, and even one who never made it to the altar.

Let's open the cover of this edition of Smile For The Camera's album of Wedding Belles.

Yes, she collects photographs too! Maureen Taylor's collection of "Brides" is not to be missed. This is going to be a spectacular book! Maureen's posts can also be found at The Photo Detective.

In Weddings - Not Just About the Bride and Groom posted at Begin with 'Craft', Valerie C. gives us a lesson in the genealogical significance of the events, the photos and information associated with both.

Julie Cahill Tarr presents Orphan Photo #17 posted at Who Will Tell Their Story? This is the Wedding photo of Charlie and Carrie Gattreu (or Gottreu), circa 1898. Julie does the research and presents a photograph with one of those very interesting painted backgrounds.

Regina's first submission to Smile For The Camera is a beautiful montague of all the wedding photos from her genealogy collection in Generations of Love - Smile for the Camera 14th edition posted at Kinfolk News: Random Thoughts and Research Notes.

T.Casteel's Joined in Marriage posted at Tangled Trees is a beautiful wedding photograph. A very young attractive couple, these two look just the least bit nervous. It's also one of the most beautiful wedding bouquets in the Carnival. Be sure to enlarge the photograph.

Lori E presents CARNIVAL OF GENEALOGY: Smile For The Camera posted at Stories of my Ancestors. A photo of her Grandparents and a recent wedding led Lori to remark, "The differences between then and now are so staggering. 100 years and we can't even wrap our heads around the lives our ancestors led." It's so true.

Midge Frazel's Wedding Memories posted at Granite in My Blood is an absolutely gorgeous photograph. Midge says, "What could be more magical than a fairyland wedding at Disney World? See my beautiful daughter with her handsome prince in Cinderella's coach taken 2 July 2005."

Linda Hughes Hiser's photograph holds a very special connection to Linda. Smile for the Camera--Wedding Belles posted at Flipside is "Linda's first wedding!" This is a great photograph and a wonderful story.

Jennifer Trahan presents Pemberton Family Wedding Belles posted at Jennifer's Genealogy Blog. Pemberton Family Wedding Photos from 1949-2008, a veritable treasure chest of wedding belles and memories. You are so lucky, Jennifer.

Judith Richards Shubert of Genealogy Traces treats us to some beautiful scrapbook pages in Genealogy Traces: Smiles from the Attic. "A Wedding Congratulations Card Collection and photos of my sisters and me with our mother, Mildred on our Wedding Day combined in Scrapbook pages for a 'Smile from the Attic'."

Apple introduces us to her sister''s wedding in Apple's Tree: Wedding Belle in her article at Apple's Tree. "My sister threw our family's wedding traditions out the window and did it beautifully." Apple's photographs show us just how good change can be.

Shades is so glad to have Donna Pointkouski back at the carnival and feeling better. Donner doesn't fail to catch our attention with Another Zawodny Wedding at What's Past is Prologue. A gorgeous 1920's photograph you must see!

John Newmark presents Barney Newmark and Bertha Cruvant - August 27, 1911 posted at TransylvanianDutch. Two views of one wedding; this was a very proud groom. Check out the shine on his shoes. He must have worked for hours to get that shine.

Melody Lassalle submits a collection of photographs from the 1939 wedding of Wilma Larcher and Alfred Souza in Wedding Belles: Beyond the Ceremony posted at The Research Journal. Melody says, " It seems that in the 1930s they were doing things pretty much the same as we do today." Yes, just cuter cars.

Frances Ellsworth posts some memorable photographs in Our International Wedding at Branching Out Through The Years. "We always smiled at our traditional wedding surrounded by nontraditional attitudes. These varying religious beliefs did not stop a life long friendship. Our friends supported us from our marriage through the years to Ned's death."

Jessica Oswalt tells us that "as soon as I saw the picture, I fell in love with it." The photograph at Wedding Belles: A Beautiful Wedding Picture at Jessica's Genejournal speaks for itself.

Jean Duncan requests the honor of your presence at the unveiling of her photograph Wedding Belles: Myra Sampson Buzzell at Forget Me Knots: My Ancestors and My Ghosts. Her bonus is the wedding invitation.

Randy Seaver presents A June Wedding posted at Genea-Musings. "Things that happen in a second often take a lifetime to explain. So it is with weddings - the "I Do" leads to many events, joys, and sadness. And to a large extended family. Thank goodness for June weddings." Yes, thank goodness, Randy.

Leah Kleylein has collected a "so serious" Wedding Belles photograph at Random Notes. Leah tells us, "If you look closely, you see that she is reaching over with her right hand and holding on to a couple fingers from his left hand." Perhaps not as serious as first thought. I also enjoyed Leah's discussion of how she has decided on a category of photographs to collect. Very interesting!

Janet Iles has a photograph of a couple married in uniform in Wedding Belles - Smile for the Camera at Janet the researcher. She says, "my great aunt and uncle had an outdoor wedding." Stop by to check out the uniforms in these very interesting photographs.

Geniaus' photograph Smile for the Camera, 14th Edition Wedding Belles shows her husband's grandparents who were married in Sydney in 1913, but appear to have not had a marriage made in heaven. The groom's watch fob is very interesting and the photograph is beautiful. Another photograph you must be sure to enlarge to see all the detail.

Brett Payne tells us that, "Despite a diligent search I've been unable to come up with a single one of my ancestors that lived within the photographic era who was married during the month of June. I've decided, therefore, to instead feature a couple of portraits of a family member who was never married, although if she had, I have little doubt that she would have done so in June." Tante Gien is the beautiful unmarried woman in Smile for the Camera (14th Edition) - Wedding Belles at the Photo-Sleuth. Brett also directs you to some of his brilliant wedding mysteries solved. Every one is a great read.

Kay Bauman tells us, "Mina was a mail order bride and she and Leo married on April 22, 1930." This is not your usual wedding photograph, Keithley Wedding Belles, posted at Kay B's Place, but it is as interesting as the story Kay tells.

Is Jasia's photograph the victim of camera shy relatives? The photograph, A Family Wedding, posted at Creative Gene always causes Jasia to wonder. But check the photograph one more time, someone isn't camera shy at all!

Becky Wiseman gives us a twofer of Aunt Pat and Uncle Bob posted at kinexxions. Yes, Becky, they do look like glamorous movie stars. And they had something most movie star marriages don't, they were still married to each other fifty years later.

Terri Kallio presents Smile For the Camera - 14th Edition - Wedding Belles posted at The Ties That Bind. "One of my favorite photo restorations for my book Searching - The Habben/Ufkes Families was of Lena Habben and Julius Mietzner. I hope you will enjoy it also!" Terri, your work is beautiful.

Evelyn Theriault shares a very romantic photograph in the Wedding Belles submission at her blog, A Canadian Family. This is one photograph you must see!

Greta Koehl presents Smile for the Camera: Wedding Belles posted at Greta's Genealogy Bog. "There are very few wedding pictures among my photographs, so this edition of Smile for the Camera took some thought. There are two early 20th century wedding photographs and two "modern" (if you consider early 1980s to be modern) photographs of my own wedding at the home of the legendary Dr. Maiden."

Leslie Mehana of Rooting Around Genealogy tells us that sometimes you find a group picture where you know who is there but not who is who. We've all owned them, but Leslie was very fortunate to find a relative had typed a list of everyone in the photograph, Group Photos: Wedding Belles, and their position in the picture. We should all be so lucky.

Paula Hawk's photo, Wedding Belles, was taken just after the wedding of Frieda Margaret Newcomb and Lawrence Hubert Cullen on September 2, 1917 in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. "I find it interesting that although everyone is dressed up, the bride is not in a 'traditional' wedding dress. Although I've always thought that the traditional wedding dress was an old tradition, I don't think I've ever seen an old photo with an exquisite white gown. I'm hoping that some of the others will have photos that will show that the beautiful white wedding gown is a long standing tradition!" Sorry Paula, many brides were married in dark blue traveling costumes just like yours. It was also a tradition.

foonoteMaven closes the album cover on this edition of Smile For The Camera with "A Beautiful June Bride," my Grandmother Lillian Salter Greene here at Shades Of The Departed. As always, my ancestors are here to Smile For The Camera.

Thank You All!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fantastic 14th Edition of Smile For The Camera and welcome to all the first-time contributors. It is evident from each and every article that a great deal of time, effort, love, and research went into each photographic contribution. As Randy would say, please take a moment to stop and comment and show your appreciation!

Now The Call For Submissions!


Smile For The Camera
10 July 2009

The word prompt for the 15th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "they WORKED hard for the family." The professions of our ancestors are almost as interesting as the people themselves. Some of our ancestors worked very hard; they took in laundry, worked the land, raised many children, or went to school and became professionals. Photographs of them working are called occupational photographs and are rather hard to find. If you do have a photograph in your collection or family photographs, bring them to the Carnival. If not, post a photograph of one of your relatives or ancestors and tell us what they did for a living. Use your imagination, this one is tricky. Admission is free with every photograph!

Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!

Deadline for submission is midnight (PT)
10 July 2009

Posted - 16 June 2009


There are two options:

1. Send an email to the host, footnoteMaven. Include the title and permalink URL of the post you are submitting, your name, and the name of your blog. Put 'Smile For The Camera' clearly in the title of your email!

2. Use the handy submission form provided by Blog Carnival, or select the Bumper Sticker in the upper right hand corner.

See you at the Carnival!


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