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Posted on 07/31/2010 9:57:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
I ran across this historical collection of photos of First Family Weddings and I thought that I'd post some of them for your enjoyment. Many of these I've never seen before. Please go to the link to see all of them.
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First Family Weddings - President William Howard Taft is seen at the Murray Bay, Canada, wedding of his daughter Helen to Frederick Johnson Manning, a history instructor at Yale University, on July 15, 1920. The bride's gown is white taffeta draped with old Brussels lace, and she carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and white roses
First Family Weddings - Mr. and Mrs. E. Clifton Daniel Jr. are a happy couple, April 21, 1956, at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs. Daniel Jr. is theformer Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry S. Truman. Mr. Daniel is a reporter for the New York Times
First Family Weddings First Family Weddings - Luci Johnson poses in her wedding gown in an official photo released by the White House Aug. 6, 1966. The dress, with a three-yardtrain, features white rosepoint Alencon appliques embroidered with seed pearls
First Family Weddings First Family Weddings - This Dec. 9, 1967 file photo shows newlyweds Marine Corps Capt. Charles S. Robb and Lynda Bird Johnson, center, as they pose withtheir parents in the Yellow Oval Room in the White House in Washington. Standing from left to right are first lady Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, the bride and groom, James S. Robb and Mrs. Robb.
First Family Weddings - President Richard Nixon dances with his daughter, Tricia, during her wedding reception June 12, 1971 at the White House
First Family Weddings - The former Susan Ford and her new husband Charles Vance leave St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif., after theirwedding, Feb.10, 1979. Former Presdient Gerald Ford is visble in upper right background
First Family Weddings First Family Weddings - Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg are seen outside the church after their July 19, 1986 wedding in Centerville, Mass.
First Family Weddings - Amy Carter, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter, poses with new husband Jim Wentzel after the two were married in a briefand private ceremony in Plains, Ga., Sept. 1, 1996. The groom is a 27-year-old computer consultant at the Univerity of New Orleans. Amy, 28, is studying for a master's degree in art history at nearby Tulane University. The two met while she was working in an Atlanta bookstore managed by Wentzel
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I have the Life Magazine spread of this wedding, don’t know why I saved it!! but the pictures were beautiful...
Times have really changed...
I have NEVER seen these photos of Amy Carter. Until a couple of months ago, I didn’t even know she was married. Rosalynn was a hairdresser in her early career, and it is a shame mom didn’t do something with Amy’s hair and talk her into ditching the heavy rimmed glasses for the day. She’s really not bad looking, but those parents seemed to work at making her homely.
Sorry but even the inner beauty that shines forth from every bride on her day passed by poor Amy. She is homely even as a bride.
Great pics, thanks for posting that bit of American history.
I thought this was the prettiest bride/groom picture. I kept a version of it as my computer screen wall paper for a number of years until people at the office kept asking me if that was my daughter. LOL.
I’ve thought Margaret Truman was perhaps the homeliest president’s daughter until I scrolled down to Amy Carter. I’m going to have to wait for lunch, now.
I remember watching the Tricia Nixon wedding on TV and thinking it was the most elegant thing. I was only 15.
I gasped when I saw Margaret Truman. Her dress is very much like mine except mine had full length sleeves with the point extending down my hand and the neckline was a “Sabrina” boat extending shoulder to shoulder. Looks very simple and modest compared to what the girls are buying now. But, it was appropriate for a morning wedding and appropriate for the time too. Nobody went into debt for weddings then like they do now.
Amy Carter always reminded me of Sissy Spacek in the horror movie “Carrie”. They could pass for twins.