Wednesday, March 03, 2010

John and Mary's Wedding Video!

This wedding video was taken June 11, 1914 (Mary Flinn was 27 years old, John W. Lawrence was 24 years old). The reception was shot at Braemar, the Pittsburgh home of Senator William Flinn. Pretty good film quality for an event that took place 94 years ago.

If you look closely at the bridal table you will see the white swan fountain centerpiece, this is the same fountain seen at the Hartwood mansion today, it is located in the hallway connector between the library and great hall.

This video was transferred to a Mini DV tape from an original 16mm family film that we have had in our family for many years. I wanted to share this film clip with my Hartwood fans, only a few people had seen this clip prior to today.

Enjoy and PLEASE post your comments as I am interested to read your thoughts on this video.


Patty Hankins said...

Great video. I really enjoyed seeing it. Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. I would think that very few persons in 1914 had film of their wedding. This must be extremely rare.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. Your blog is great!