August 2, 1933

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Where: R680, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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When: 02 August 1933

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Four bridesmaids with rather large bouquets. The bride may have been Mrs De La Poer, or she was mother of either the bride or groom.

Thanks to Niall McAuley, we now know this photo was taken at Gurteen-le-Poer, Clonmel.

And, with thanks to sharon.corbet, it seems almost certain that the wedding in question was on 1 August 1933 between Geoffrey Mandeville and Frances de la Poer. Sharon tells is that the ceremony was described in the Irish Times and that bridesmaids were "Misses Patricia and Valerie de la Poer, Miss Ida Mandeville and Miss Eliott", and were wearing "shadow lace frocks of écru colour over pale pink, with multicoloured floral wreaths and carried bouquets of pink carnations".


Date: 2 August 1933

NLI Ref.: P_WP_3978

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Philip Ward

    • 02/Aug/2011 12:02:27

    Ah!the tradition of ugly bridsmaids dresses starts.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 02/Aug/2011 14:20:58

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Well, those large bouquets manage to hide a fair amount of the dresses!

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    Christine Rose..,

    • 02/Aug/2011 15:20:23

    Love it fabulous expressions do you think someone told them not to smile.??

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    Road2Nowhere

    • 02/Aug/2011 15:26:51

    They are all mentally counting the bridesmaid dresses that are stacking up in the back of their closet. There is the fluffy pink one, that sickly green one . . .

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    SofiaSegura

    • 02/Aug/2011 17:43:41

    bella foto :D

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    instinctive mind

    • 02/Aug/2011 20:53:49

    A Very old Photo? Yes. They Look Beautiful. Nice Serious Poses. Nice Place, Too.

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    maorlando - God keeps me as I lean on Him!!

    • 03/Aug/2011 01:25:14

    I think this is a lovely wedding image... the bouquets are large but so lovely... the dresses seem to be very beautiful considering the year... a lovely vintage photo!!!

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    enza bianchimani

    • 06/Aug/2011 21:59:32

    very interesting!!!

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    hockadilly

    • 10/Aug/2011 13:09:09

    I'd love to know what colour they were .... the overlay looks as if it might shimmer.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Aug/2011 20:20:43

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hockadilly] I'm thinking silver...

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    Brian Mulligan.me

    • 22/Aug/2011 21:53:33

    I wonder were people considered mad if they smiled in photographs pre 1970...

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    ContraryM

    • 02/Sep/2011 10:14:11

    Think back, there you are posing, while the photographer has the camera on a tripod, head under the black cloth, taking forever to fix the lens etc. Would you want to smile after all that waiting?

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    Brian Mulligan.me

    • 04/Sep/2011 21:27:44

    A point well made Mary.

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    trupastilla

    • 11/Mar/2012 17:44:52

    More shots of the grand affair: www.europeana.eu/portal/record/92022/4E8A1BAEEC2E5F9F4BAC...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Mar/2012 13:06:52

    Browsing the nli archive for Poer related stuff, I see this: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316821/Image?lookfor=http:... Gurteen-le-Poer , Clonmel, on the OS 25" historical map. You can see an image of this doorway halfway down this page.

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    trupastilla

    • 25/Mar/2012 17:31:45

    Quite the place . . . it photographed beautifully in black and white.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Apr/2012 20:48:36

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Thanks, Niall! You are one of our Super Locators...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 06/Apr/2018 16:28:26

    The wedding was between Geoffrey Mandeville and Frances de la Poer, and was on 1st August. The Irish Times of 2nd August 1933 gives a description of the wedding, including that the bridesmaids were "Misses Patricia and Valerie de la Poer, Miss Ida Mandeville and Miss Eliott." They were wearing "shadow lace frocks of écru colour over pale pink, with multicoloured floral wreaths and carried bouquets of pink carnations."

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Apr/2018 19:58:43

    Beautiful - Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet]. That might be of some interest to our resident fashionistas (like [https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province]) and provide some inspiration to our resident colorists (like [https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacksonstreet]). In the meantime I've added a note to the description!

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    La Belle Province

    • 07/Apr/2018 20:09:06

    Any relation to the lovely Miss Winifred Mandeville? www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6915299403/in/photolist-b... As soon as I saw that surname, I remembered the beautiful belle of Anner Castle.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Apr/2018 08:09:20

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province] Yes, from the long comments thread over there, it seems Geoffrey was Winifred's brother, and she was at this wedding.