Wedding portrait of Lollaretta Pemberton and Grover Allen

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Allen, Lollaretta Pemberton, American, 1895 - 1979
Allen, Grover Joseph, American, 1889 - 1984
Date
1939
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Description
Black-and-white portrait photograph of bride Lollaretta Pemberton in her wedding dress and her groom Grover Allen in a white suit, with dark tie, lapel pin and pocket square standing in front of a painted back drop. The ivory colored lace and tulle wedding dress has short puffed sleeves, a bodice with center ruching, and alternating narrow panels of lace and tulle, running vertically up the skirt throughout the bodice. There is a silk headpiece shaped to a point with wire. A long tulle and lace veil attaches to the headpiece and trails on the floor. She wears long white gloves to the elbow.
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
American West
Marriage customs and rites
Men
Migrations
Photography
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rita C. Organ and Pemberton Family
Object number
2012.30.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd558ad3c13-4a0f-4495-8ac6-778c462daea2
2 image(s)