This wedding ensemble includes 4 studio photographs of both the bride and groom by the Kimble Studio Concord, N.H. and H M. Goss Newburyport, Mass. Marriage and Birth records of bride and groom. The Marriage Vow Book, a wedding invitation, greeting cards and newspaper cuttings of the wedding. Also included is an earlier photograph of the bride Elizabeth Caldwell Weare and a photo copy biography of her very interesting life as a school teacher in Newburyport and Ipswich, Massachusetts from 1895-1992. The photographs and documents are all in exceptionally clean condition.
The photographs measure 7'' x 5'' and 6-3/4'' x 10-5/8''. The Marriage Vow Book measures 7-3/4'' x 7-/8'' and records the marriage, notes of the wedding journey and is signed by family and guests, all pages are clean and present. Two of the photograph cardboard frames have been taped on the seems with document repair tape as they had detached at the folds.
Elizabeth Alice Caldwell was born in 1895, she was the youngest child of George and Lavina Smith Caldwell of Newburyport Massachusetts and the granddaughter of Alexander Caldwell of the Caldwell Rum Distillery of that city. Her Nephew Alexander Guy Caldwell [Lex) was a famous actor and circus performer with the Ringling Bros. Circus.
William Samuel Weare was born in 1894 he was the son of Samuel P. and Lillian M. ( Kimball) Weare of Newburyport, Massachusetts. He was a jeweler who owned a shop at 100 Central Street, Salem, Mass. He was a descendant of Meshech Weare who served as the first President of New Hampshire from 1776 to 1785.
Excerpt from the Newburyport Herald Newspaper Monday, January 3. 1921. Wedded On New Year's Eve 1921. Miss Elizabeth Alice Caldwell Becomes wife Of William Samuel Weare.
A very pretty wedding ceremony took place at the home of Mrs. George Caldwell, 57 Washington Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts, when her daughter Miss Elizabeth A., became the bride of W. Samuel Weare.
The bride was attired in a creation of white georgette trimmed with white taffeta and carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses. Her veil which was net, was caught up with pearl beads. The wedding ceremony which was solemnized by Rev. C. Parish, Pastor of Washington Street Methodist church, took place beneath an arch of evergreens from which a large white bell hung suspended over the heads of the wedding party. After an exciting chase by car through the city streets, the happy couple made there way to the station and departed or a brief tour to New York city and other points....
The newly-weds are well and favorably known in this city both having grown up here and attended the city schools.
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