Before the Advent of Bridezilla
“One Hour of Joy,” from Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book. London: Fisher, Son, & Co., 1844.
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The Society’s collection includes several British gift books which were, of course, sold in American book shops and competed side by side with their U.S. counterparts. This plate appears in a gift book published in London and sold in New York, Paris, and Boston. The lovely bride and her attendants stand before a tall mirror -- the light-colored gown and long veil reflect the style of dress made popular by Queen Victoria at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840.
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