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'Wedding Party,' 150th Anniversary Pageant, 1921
Title'Wedding Party, ' 150th Anniversary Pageant, 1921
Full Size Image
SubjectWilliamsburg (Mass.)--Anniversaries, etc.; Anniversaries--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Tarbox, Jessie Richmond, 1870-1942
DescriptionThis photograph shows all the spectacularly-costumed participants in a staged 1771 wedding, part of an elaborate pageant during Williamsburg's 1921 150th anniversary celebration. Among those returning to town for the occasion was photographer Jessie Tarbox Beals, who had lived in Williamsburg as a girl and taught school here in the 1890s before taking up photography as a career. By 1921 she was well established as America's first female professional photojournalist, covering the activities of presidents and major events of the era. This print, mounted on a thin grey paperboard backing, measures 7.1 x 9.5 inches.
CreatorJessie Tarbox Beals
PublisherC/WMARS, Inc.
IdentifierWilliamsburg Historical Society--Historic Photographs Collection--WHS802 JTB 1921 'Wedding Party'
RelationPart of the Williamsburg, Mass. Historical Society, Historic Photographs Collection.
RightsPermission to publish the image must be obtained from the Williamsburg Historical Society by writing to or The Williamsburg Historical Society, Williamsburg, Mass., must be credited as the original source of the item for all use.
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