Thursday

10 days of family (day two)

For day two of Ten Days of Family I wanted to share this wedding portrait of Fritz Zeigler (my Great Great Uncle) and his wife Kate (maiden name Deckert- my Great Great Aunt). Fritz was German and he was a brother to Louis W. Zeigler (my Great Great Grandfather) who was my Great Grandmother Zeigler-Frisina's father. They were married and had their wedding portrait taken in Decatur, Illinois which is about 28 miles from Taylorville (my home town). I wish I knew what date this photo was taken.. I am definitely estimating from the clothing that it was around 1850. I love his hair! What era do you think it is? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
love, polly

5 comments:

Brittany Sims said...

His hair is pretty fantastic. I would go late 18th century because her dress is very Victorian but still poofy and showy like Civil War era clothing. :)

~Brit
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Polka Princess said...

Wow...it must feel great to have pictures of your ancestors in such periodic attires! Almost like going back in time... :)

Autumn said...

The time period you picked definitely fits the description I found here! .... http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs37/f/2008/278/5/c/1845_1850_Fashion_Card_by_lady_of_crow.jpg

I love old photos, thanks for sharing :)

Gracey said...

i love old photos! their hair look so lovely and her clothing so pristine! :)

Eleni said...

Wow, this is an amazing picture!