Elaine Robinson Mitchell wedding shoes, Peru, 1939
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Elaine May Robinson (1912-1987) of Canton wore these white pinhole-punched leather shoes with two-inch heels on June 26, 1939 when she married Merton Wilder Mitchell (1899-1970).
Elaine's mother, Mabell Robinson made the wedding dress for her daughter. The wedding was held at the summer home of Elaine's aunt and uncle Ethel Robinson and Ray L. Linnell in Peru.
The house was decorated with pine boughs festooned with white flowers.
Wilder Mitchell owned a sawmill on Roxbury Road in Mexico. The Mitchells lived near the Mitchell family farm in Mexico and later built a house near the sawmill.
- Title: Elaine Robinson Mitchell wedding shoes, Peru, 1939
- Creation Date: 1939
- Subject Date: 1939
- Town: Peru
- County: Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: Leather
- Local Code: 2005.328.003
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Mitchell, Elaine Robinson, 1912-1987--Marriage
Mitchell, Merton Wilder, 1899-1970--Marriage
Marriage customs and rites
Weddings--Equipment and supplies
Wedding clothing & dress--1930-1940
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