Vintage Wedding Photos

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Photo from Cynthia Elyce Rubin
A Norwegian peasant wedding celebration according to the customs prevailing 200 years earlier was an important part of a May 17th celebration in Fargo, N.D., in 1904. O.S. Leeland of Leeland Art and Mfg. Co. was the photographer.

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Photo from Leif Hatlen
Rachel Carlson wears the family bridal crown with her bunad at some time in the 1920s. She had worn it at her wedding but did not have a photo of it from that occasion.

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Photo from Evy Alsaker
Alfred and Ragna Alsaker from Bergen, married in Chicago, September, 1910.

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Photo from Cynthia Elyce Rubin
“Hardangerbrud—bride from Hardanger, American postcard, about 1907.

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Photo from Cynthia Elyce Rubin
A “Vossebrud”—bride from Voss— pictured in a postcard, about 1907.

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A bride from Bjerkeland, Norway, by Bergen photographer Marcus Selmer, about 1875.

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Photos from Cynthia Elyce Rubin
A bride from Bjerkeland, Norway, by Bergen photographer Marcus Selmer, about 1875.

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Photo from Anna-Rita Perkins
The wedding of Anna-Rita Perkins’ farmor from 1906 was a grand affair.

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Photos from Leif Hatlen
The wedding party gathered for a photo together.

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Photos from Leif Hatlen Annie Dorothea Schjeledrup and Ole Elias Carlson, San Franciso, 1910.

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Photo from Cynthia Elyce Rubin
Cabinet Photograph, anonymous Wisconsin Norwegian-American bridal couple, about 1890.

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Photo from Susan Olsen Kristian Ingvar Olsen and Amanda Apeland, Great Falls, Mont., 1912.

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Photo from LeeAnn McGarity
Anna Svellingen and Anfin Anderson (Sekkingstad), Missoula, Mont., about 1923.

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Photos from Randi Millman-Brown
Aase Isaksen and Sverre Jensen, Kristiania (Oslo), Oct. 31, 1936.

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Photos from Randi Millman-Brown
Berit Jensen and David Brown married in Drammen, Norway, July 1, 1959.

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Photo from Karen Bodding
Mina Karoline Daniels and Ole Sigvartsen Bodding, Portland, Ore., Aug. 1898.

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Photo from Susan Olsen
Peder Larsen and Sigrid Katrine Apeland,
Sveio, Norway, 1899.

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Photo from Inga Mansker-Stoker
Nils Solberg and Kari Braaten, Stanley, Wis., 1893.

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Photo from Cynthia Elyce Rubin
Bridal party at Raftevold’s Hotel, Grodås, Nordfjord, Norway, about 1960. The bride wears a crown and belt that are over 200 years old. A woman from the valley handmade her bunad.

 

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Photo from Cynthia Elyce Rubin
A beautiful Norwegian bride in her Voss bridal costume—Voss brudedrakt— picture-perfect on a Norwegian postcard sent to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1946

This article originally appeared in the March 12, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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