Womanless Wedding Group, 1918

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On February 13-14, 1918, the men from Grandview, Upper Arlington, and Marble Cliff amused the tri-village community with a “womanless wedding.” The Grandview Brotherhood staged a mock wedding with an all-male cast as a community fundraiser. Both performances were sold out and deemed a huge success. An article from the March 1918 issue states, “The bride presented a stunning appearance in a white satin gown, carrying a shower bouquet of roses and lilies-of-the-valley. The lady guests present were envious of the willowy figure of the bride.”

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Identifier: hinw05p015i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1918-03
Original Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 11.2 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, March 1918, page 15
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Location/s: Grandview Heights (USA, Ohio, Franklin County)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library

Credit: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)

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    love this day

    • 08/Apr/2010 18:04:31

    Good to know they had a sense of humor!

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    UA Archives | Upper Arlington History

    • 08/Apr/2010 21:27:22

    Isn't it great? The community came up with some pretty creative entertainment in the absence of television and computers :)