Because Saturdays are traditional days for marriages, thought I’d take a break from my Rochowiak obsession today and post the following photo. Per John Plenzler, this photo my be “William Grzechowiak and Helen Lakes, William is Josepine Grzechowiak (Plenzler)’s brother.” There is no other identifying information. My guess is that this photo was taken sometime in the 1920s. The style of the dresses seem to be from that period and a quick bit of research on William Grezechowiak found him and Helen on the 1930 census, living at 922 Marmion. Per the census, they were married when William was 24, Helen was 16. (Age at the time of census: William 32 and Helen 24.) They had two sons: Edward, 6 and Alphonse, 5 when the census was taken. So they may have been married sometime in 1922.

This is a remarkably well preserved photo and the detail is incredible. The bride is wearing full length gloves–her watch and new wedding ring are worn outside of the glove. Her veil has beautiful embroidery and she and her female attendants have beautiful, large bouquets of roses. This was definitely a studio photo–study the background a bit and you’ll notice a large painting in the center and perhaps a faux window or moveable partition to the left. Click the photo to enlarge.

Unknown wedding photo--perhaps the marriage of William Grzechowiak and Helen Lakes

Unknown wedding photo--perhaps the marriage of William Grzechowiak and Helen Lakes

If you have any information or can identify anyone in this photo, please leave a comment here or drop me an email.

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