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Cole Wedding …

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These images are from a ” Cole ” Wedding that my father photographed back in the 1950’s.  I had posted an image of two twin girls standing in a hallway of the San Carlos Hotel in an earlier post.  I am trying to catalog all of the negative envelopes that I have left, which is several thousand.  I have cleaned my darkroom and I have been looking for some interesting negatives to print, also.  I do not know what order I am going to post them in, so we will just have to see what I come up with  …. here comes some images:

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Here is the bride and groom in the reception hall at the San Carlos.  The bride’s last name was Cole, since we usually save the negatives under the bride’s maiden name.  The groom must have been Jewish ,,,I can not remember the name of the ” tent ” that the couple gets married under.  The bride must not have been Jewish, other wise they would have been married at the Temple.  Besides, Cole does not sound Jewish.  Here is a couple out in the hallway that my father had photographed the twins in …

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As usual, I have no clue these people, but it does not really matter.  To me, that wallpaper and carpet really clash, but someone obviously thought that they went together.  I would almost say that the decorating ideas came from Las Vegas, but this hotel was built before Las Vegas was even a twinkle in the mob’s eye.

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Note my father’s 5×7 view camera is in the background.  All of these images were from 4×5 scanned negatives, but he did take a 5×7 camera with him to weddings.  I have a handful of 5×7 negatives from most of the weddings that he shot in the 1950’s.  I thought that I would include this photo because of that camera in the image.

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I can remember going to dances back in this reception area back in junior high school … this room was located on the top floor of the San Carlos and was a fairlly large room.  The last one is of the girls standing by a wall-sized mirror out in a hall.  You will recognize the two twins from an earlier post of them in the hall-way the couple above was photographed in …

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I want you to notice how large the mirror is and the gold moulding used as a frame.  When they shut down the San Carlos in the 1970’s, the owners sold off all of the furnishings through out the hotel.  I remember someone telling me that he had bought some of the tapestries and ended up selling them to an antiques dealer in New York.  I wondered sometimes whatever happened to the mirrors when I think about the tapestries.

That is all for now … if you have any comments about any of this, let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Wedding Photos …

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Here are several wedding photos … the one above was taken at Sacred Heart Church on 12th Avenue in the 1950’s and the one below, I am not sure where it was taken …

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The staircase does not look familiar to me, so if anyone out there recognizes the place, please share it with us.  I have a lot of these wedding photos from the 1950’s and 1960’s that I plan to share with you in the future.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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February 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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