Although the posing seems odd for a wedding photo, with the young woman literally turning her back on her beau, the fashion dates this image to the early 1890s and that’s when our sitters tied the knot.
Miss Myra Drake and Jerry Barlow said their vows in December 1892 in Flint, Michigan. Myra was a dressmaker. It’s likely she made the gown she’s wearing in this photograph. Jerry worked as a salesman and manager for Grand Union Tea Company, a job he kept until his retirement about 1925.
About 1904 the couple relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota and when Jerry retired they made their home in Florida. But, in the end, Myra and Jerry were laid to rest where their love story began…in Flint.
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