• This is my Step-mom's(Barbara Bishop Roby Shuck) mother! :) - Pegster22

Arline Wilma Preston

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Married Clark Wallace Bishop, 1928

Image number: P18878

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  1. Pixel Wrangler 62 months ago | reply

    I, too, would love to know "the rest of the story" of the other brides who wore this gown – albeit I did read that "Before the dress was given to the NHA in 1987, it was altered and worn by four other young women in the family."

    A newspaper(2) account of the dress:

    " 'Sconset was the scene of a pretty wedding last Saturday morning at 'The Hedges', the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Preston. Miss Preston's dress of "ivory satin and chiffon, trimmed with rose point lace" was custom-made at Bonwit Teller and the veil was brought from Italy."

    It was interesting to learn that white wedding gowns were not the standard until the late nineteenth century.

  2. swiftymags 62 months ago | reply

    A fabulous veil, and the bouquet is fab

  3. calihoudek 62 months ago | reply

    How could you find a picture of this! Your heaven sent

  4. Soleil is me. 62 months ago | reply

    An interesting image:)
    Your photo is gorgeous and inspire art worked among a million on flickr. Such a great artistic eyes to captured/treatment.

  5. glesgagirl59 62 months ago | reply

    Brilliant shot. What an amazing photo

  6. Jun Acullador 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "History & Antiquities (Unlimited Posting - Award 3)", and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. Daniel Bouwers 62 months ago | reply

    Such striking beauty.

  8. Herbert West 62 months ago | reply

    I like this image and i've tried a restore. I hope you enjoi it.

    Restore of Arline Wilma Preston

  9. εgo★ 62 months ago | reply

    wow, i love this picture.
    beautiful

  10. hollydwong 62 months ago | reply

    This picture is almost ghostly. Her dress is so amazing. What a beautiful picture

  11. sewcrazzd 61 months ago | reply

    This is my husband's Grandmother. I guess his cousin wore this dress at her wedding.

  12. Pixel Wrangler 61 months ago | reply

    @ sewcrazzd – That's terrific!

    What can you, or he, tell us about her life? Or the many other family members who wore this gown?

  13. Dominique Sanchez [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Standing portraits, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. sewcrazzd 60 months ago | reply

    She passed away when my husband was young. I want to say around 12....I'll find out more later. His mother, youngest of three daughters of pictured, did not wear the dress herself.

    My avatar is one of her great grandsons. Actually I think the youngest (so far).

  15. Becca(at BrightHaven) 57 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lady Vintage, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. Viola Patt 57 months ago | reply

    simply beautiful

  17. ely miho 55 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous and absolutly gorgeous...

  18. Pegster22 41 months ago | reply

    This photo is of my Step Mom's Mother!(Barbara Bishp Roby Shuck) We were shocked to find this on here. This dress was been pass thru several generation of the family. My Step sister Debi (Debra Roby) was the last to wear this dress in 1978!! How exciting to find this!!!

    My Step-mom Bobbi will write more later, there is a lot of history here!. :)

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