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“Gypsy Wedding”

I received this picture today, sold as a “Gypsy Wedding” but with no date. The photographer’s studio was Napier Studio with an address of 163 Longmarket, Pietermaritzburg (Maritzburg) dating from 1908 but I haven’t been able to discover how long they were in operation. On closer inspection I have my doubts as to whether the bride is in fact a female, but still an interesting picture and the wedding dress is probably from the early 1900’s.


January 9, 2022 - Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Pietermaritzburg (Maritzburg) sounds South African. The grooms’s vest looks central European, but most of migrants to SA were British, Dutch and French. His stripped shirt is intriguing…B xx

    Comment by O and P Spanking Stories | January 9, 2022 | Reply

    • Sorry I should have added the South African part, my first thought was that he was a Pearly King but I don’t think they retained their costume and lifestyle outside London, as with most social history purchases there is little or no information about the sitters but it’s a nice addition to my wife’s collection of wedding pictures

      Comment by summertime75 | January 9, 2022 | Reply

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