September 14, 2018

36 Cool Pics Show What a New York Wedding Looked Like in 1950

Robert Barone, a Flickr member, shared these beautiful photos that documented his parents' wedding in the Bronx, New York in April 1950.

“My father Angelo and mom Clara were married in the Bronx, April 1950. Mom was 21-years old. Angelo died in 1956 of heart failure.

The album itself is an interesting document of immigrant hopes and dreams. My parents were second generation Italian-Americans, and so they were the ones who were expected to make the leap into American life.

A leap which in their case never took place. My father was gravely ill at the time of the wedding and died only a few years after.”

Clara, my mother, is the bride with her friend and my godmother, Loretta, April 1950

My mother, Clara, putting the final touches on her mother, Caterina, April 1950

Clara certainly made her own dress. She made most everything she wore, April 1950

Clara fixing Loretta's hat, April 1950

My mother, the bride, and my godmother, Loretta, in the Bronx, April 1950

Loretta, my grandfather Pasquale, and my mother Clara, the bride leaving for the church, the Bronx, April 1950

My grandparents at my mother's wedding in the Bronx, New York, April 1950

My mother and grandfather at Saint Clare's church, the Bronx, New York, April 1950

My mother Clara and father Angelo getting married in the Bronx, April 1950

My parents getting married in our local Italian church, Saint Clare's in the Bronx, April 1950

The height of immigrant dreams and Americanization in old New York. My mother and father getting married at Saint Clare's in the Bronx, April 1950

The wedding kiss at Saint Clare's in the Bronx, April 1950

My mother Clara and father Angelo on their wedding day, the Bronx, April 1950

My mother Clara, the bride and the Chinese vase, April 1950

Clara and Angelo, April 1950

Clara and Angelo, April 1950

Maternal grandparents at my parents' wedding, the Bronx, April 1950

Paternal grandparents Marietta and Vito at my parents' wedding, the Bronx, April 1950

My mother's friend and my godmother Loretta. My mother is the bride dancing in the background, April 1950

My parents dancing at their wedding in the Bronx, April 1950

Wedding group, the Bronx, April 1950

Wedding toast, my parents Clara and Angelo in the Bronx, April 1950

Wedding toast, my parents Clara and Angelo in the Bronx, April 1950

Di Sisto family. Top row: Joe Di Sisto, Vilma (Di Sisto) Farewell, Mickey Farewell, Mary (Di Sisto) Olla, Ronald Olla, Harry Olla. Bottom row: Pasquale Di Sisto, Clara (Di Sisto) Barone (my mom), Angelo Barone (father) and Caterina Di Sisto, the Bronx, April 1950 

Barone family. Top row: Rose and Mike Barone, Millie and Joe Barone, Pat and Rocco Barone. Bottom row: Vito Barone, Clara Barone (mother), Angelo Barone (father), Marietta Barone, and, probably, Vito Barone, the Bronx, April 1950 

Cake cutting in the Bronx, April 1950

Cake cutting in the Bronx, April 1950

Cake cutting in the Bronx, April 1950

The kiss, the Bronx, April 1950

My mother posing after her wedding celebration in the Bronx, New York, April 1950

My mother posing after her wedding celebration in the Bronx, New York, April 1950

My mother posing after her wedding celebration in the Bronx, New York, April 1950

My mother posing after her wedding celebration in the Bronx, New York, April 1950

My mother posing after her wedding celebration in the Bronx, New York, April 1950

My mother Clara and father Angelo, April 1950

Just married, the Bronx, New York, April 1950





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