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Digital Photograph - Wedding Portrait, Elsa Crocker Lewis with her Father, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 97870

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Elsa Crocker Lewis with her father, Selby, on her wedding day in 1954. In the image Elsa wears the family wedding veil which was passed down through the one female line and worn by over 100 women over five generations.

The Limerick lace wedding veil was imported from Ireland for the wedding of Scottish migrant Janet Scrimgeour when she married Danish migrant Peter Franz Brackelmann in Bendigo in 1865. It remained in the family until it was donated to Museum Victoria.
Description:
Digital image from a black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Portrait of Elsa Crocker Lewis with her father, Selby. They are in an outdoor setting, with a wedding car behind them. Elsa wears her wedding dress and holds a bouquet, Selby is dressed in a suit.
Acknowledgement:
J. Billington [Jean
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: celebrations, portraits, weddings, wedding costumes
Themes this item is part of: Janet Scrimgeour, Scottish Migrant, 1854, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Weddings
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White
Date Depicted: 1954

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