Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
I am quite curious about the four generations of women who have worn this dress. Are they members of a prominent Nantucket family? Would love some to hear some back story.
Beautiful. Reminds me of my grandfather's mother.
Amazing. The lighting of the dress make it almost ghost like.
Just shows you once again... You don't need a fancy camera to light well. This would have been a VERY primitive camera by today's standards.
Wow ... this is gorgeous.
Such a gorgeous portrait. I'm with Zuzu*Petals, I would love to hear the history of this wedding dress, seeing that I saw five different brides wearing it in the Nantucket Brides set!
absolutely gorgious, i'm bubbling here, it is proof the ''modern'' things are junk, comapared to the past glory of everything held precious, ty vm for the stunning picture, i lived on nantucket in 1965-66. lilli
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wir haben`s schwarz auf weiss ONLY THE BEST IN B&W ♥ ♥ ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
I, too, would love to know "the rest of the story" of the other brides who wore this gown – albeit I did read that "Before the dress was given to the NHA in 1987, it was altered and worn by four other young women in the family."
A newspaper(2) account of the dress:
" 'Sconset was the scene of a pretty wedding last Saturday morning at 'The Hedges', the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Preston. Miss Preston's dress of "ivory satin and chiffon, trimmed with rose point lace" was custom-made at Bonwit Teller and the veil was brought from Italy."
A fabulous veil, and the bouquet is fab
How could you find a picture of this! Your heaven sent
An interesting image:)
Your photo is gorgeous and inspire art worked among a million on flickr. Such a great artistic eyes to captured/treatment.
Brilliant shot. What an amazing photo
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "History & Antiquities (Unlimited Posting - Award 3)", and we'd love to have this added to the group!
Such striking beauty.
I like this image and i've tried a restore. I hope you enjoi it.
wow, i love this picture.
This picture is almost ghostly. Her dress is so amazing. What a beautiful picture
This is my husband's Grandmother. I guess his cousin wore this dress at her wedding.
@ sewcrazzd – That's terrific!
What can you, or he, tell us about her life? Or the many other family members who wore this gown?
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Standing portraits, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
She passed away when my husband was young. I want to say around 12....I'll find out more later. His mother, youngest of three daughters of pictured, did not wear the dress herself.
My avatar is one of her great grandsons. Actually I think the youngest (so far).
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lady Vintage, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
Gorgeous, gorgeous and absolutly gorgeous...
This photo is of my Step Mom's Mother!(Barbara Bishp Roby Shuck) We were shocked to find this on here. This dress was been pass thru several generation of the family. My Step sister Debi (Debra Roby) was the last to wear this dress in 1978!! How exciting to find this!!!
My Step-mom Bobbi will write more later, there is a lot of history here!. :)