Photo of the week – Valentine’s Day

Each week the staff who describe the digitised photographs in our collection select a photo that is added to SLQ’s Flickr Commons Photo of the week 2013 set. This week our photo is a gorgeous wedding party from the 1920s era.

This image was chosen as the photo of the week to celebrate Valentine’s Day which is observed on February 14 each year.  A studio portrait from the 1920s it shows a bride and bridegroom with their bridesmaid and best man. Formal wedding portraits from the 1920s and 1930s show how much fashions have changed – both bridal wear and wedding photography, since the first half of the twentieth century. The photograph was taken by Don J. Peiniger who was based in Townsville and Charters Towers.

Wedding in north Queensland, 1920-1930

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