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Girl with wreath, Webster, N.H., 1955

PC044.TMP.021 (RS81100)

Description

This Life photo-essay, "A Wedding in a Land of Dolls," described the fanciful wedding of dolls at the home of children's book author Tasha Tudor. Tudor famously eschewed the trappings of modern living and created instead a carefully constructed world based on nostalgia for pre-modern America. Reed took advantage of his time at Tudor's house to capture not only the wedding, his assigned subject, but a bit of this remarkable family's way of life. This particular photo shows a girl in a white dress wearing a garland of white daisies in her hair. She is holding a wreath. Two young boys can be seen behind her.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
193963
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.021

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Other People
Tudor, Tasha
Other Organizations
Life Magazine
Descriptive Terms
children (people by age group)
dolls
events
weddings
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
Webster (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972

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