Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The doll, dressed as a bride, decorated the reception table when Elaine Robinson (1912-1987) and M. Wilder Mitchell (1899-1970) married on June 26, 1939 in Peru.
Mitchell, who ran a sawmill in Mexico, married Robinson, of Canton, at the summer home of Robinson's aunt and uncle in Peru.
Because the home was small, only immediate family and a few friends attended. The ceremony was held at the archway between the dining area and living room.
After the tea-type reception, the couple drove off for their honeymoon. They settled in Mexico.
About This Item
- Title: Wedding decoration doll, Peru, 1939
- Creation Date: 1939
- Subject Date: 1939
- Town: Peru
- County: Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: Fabric
- Local Code: 2008.328.014
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Fashion dolls
- Mitchell, Elaine Robinson, 1912-1987--Marriage
- Wedding clothing & dress--1930-1940
- Weddings--Equipment and supplies
- Marriage customs and rites
- Wedding costume--Maine
- Mitchell, Merton Wilder, 1899-1970--Marriage
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