Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sepia Saturday 140–Helen Albertina Gilberg and Nils Gustav Nilsson: A Wedding Portrait


Sepia Saturday provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.

Sepia Saturday 140 August 25, 2012

I’ve decided to stay with the obvious theme of weddings this week.  Below is a photo of my great-aunt Helen Albertina Gilberg and Nils Gustav Nilsson on their wedding day.



Helen Albertina Gilberg and Nils Gustav Nilsson on Their Wedding Day
Helen and Nils Nilsson
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Helen was a sister of my paternal grandmother, Ingrid Anna Gilberg.  I first introduced you to my Grandma Ingrid in my previous posts Wedding Wednesday - Arthur Harry Iverson and Ingrid Anna Gilberg and Matrilineal Monday: Flour Sack Dresses–Ingrid Anna Gilberg

If you read the Flour Sack Dresses post, you saw that Helen was one of nine girls born to Carl and Hilda Gilberg.  There was a son born to them as well, but he passed away at only 14 months of age.

Helen and Nils, who went by Gus, were married in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 1934.  I’m not sure why my Grandmother Ingrid wrote 3 March 1934 underneath the photo.  That actually wasn’t the correct date according to Nils Gustav Nilsson’s Petition for Naturalization.

Aren't they a handsome couple?  Don't you just love her dress and veil?  And look at Nils holding his white gloves.  How elegant!


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Thanks for reading!



Copyright © Jana Last 2012

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers, too, Jana :-) Jo

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    1. Hi Jo, They are beautiful aren't they?

      Thanks so much reading and for your kind comments!

      Jana

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  2. A beautiful wedding portrait! I'm intrigued by Helen's bouquet. Are the flowers resting on a muff or roll of lace or something?

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    1. Hi Wendy! Helen's bouquet is quite interesting. I tried to zoom in on it but unfortunately I can't tell what the flowers are resting on. Oh well, whatever it is, it makes for a beautiful bouquet. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Jana

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  3. In Europe the image of Swedish girls is that they are blond and beautiful. I can only say that Helen and Ingrid are proof of that!

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    1. Hello Peter,

      Oh you are sweet! Thank you for your kind comments.

      Jana

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  4. A sweet picture! I am intrigued by her bouquet too! And I love that veil.

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    1. Hi Kathy, Thanks for your kind comments. Yes, that mystery bouguet is certainly fascinating. And the veil? Simply beautiful!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. It's funny that he's holding gloves. You'd have thought the photographer would have had him put them down. Now are they his gloves or her gloves?

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    1. Hmm, that's an interesting question! I hadn't thought about the idea that the gloves could have belonged to the bride.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Could it be that Nils was an archivist? :)

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  6. White gloves and a waistcoat - how smart. Glad the date 1934 was written on the photo.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      I agree with you. He did look rather dashing in his waistcoat and white gloves.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  7. What an attractive couple. I love her veil! Nice photo.

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    1. Thanks Queen Bee! I think her veil is quite pretty as well.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  8. It is a fine photograph. Thank goodness for marriage - not for any emotional reasons but simply for the fact that people did get their photographs taken and such photographs were often kept and handed down the generations.

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    1. Hi Alan,

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Yes, I am glad photographs and weddings go hand-in-hand.

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  9. The veil and train are lovely and look so delicate. She certainly put careful thought into the shoes as they appear to coordinate with the ensemble.

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    1. Hi Kathy, I noticed her shoes too! The whole wedding dress and outfit look so vintage '30s era doesn't it?

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. Elegant is exactly the word - a very fine couple.

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    1. Hello Little Nell,

      Thank you for reading and for your comment! I agree with you, they are a very elegant couple indeed.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Wonderful picture! When I look at it, I can see how excited they are to be starting their lives together. There is hope for a bright future in their expressions.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for your kind comments. They do look happy don't they?

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Oh, yes, very elegant. These days we usually think that floor-length dresses were the norm for elegance but I've seen so many photos from that time period in which the bride wore a short dress with a very long veil. Lovely.

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    1. Hi Nancy, Her dress does seem like a '30s era style dress doesn't it. And it's very fun and pretty too!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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