Wedding decoration doll, Peru, 1939

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.

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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

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