On this day, April 2, in 1870, my great aunt, Maria Schmidt was born. I ran across this picture of her wedding with William Doering which was taken in 1898. I have been told that white wedding dresses did not become fashionable until after 1900, so the dark dress in this photo is not unusual. However, I find it puzzling that Maria would be wearing a dark dress with a white veil. Does anyone know anything about this? Have you seen any other wedding photos from that time period that show this?
Perhaps my friend, Walter Doering, Jr., the grandson of this couple, would have an answer.