Six Word Saturday – 13 September 2014

Remembering how wedding cars were decorated!

WeddingCars1948These tw0 cars were decorated for a double wedding celebrated on 25 November 1948. I love how dolls were placed on the hoods! James Doran married Mary Mirota, and Mary’s brother, Joseph, married Stefania Mosch Mitak, at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

Arriving1948Jozef Mirota escorted his daughter, Mary, to the church, and on the right side Rudolph Mosch waited with his daughter, Stefania Mosch Mitak. The cars are at the curb of Pulaski  Road.


Although this picture above is slightly damaged, it was also in the wedding album. I think Mary’s car was the one on the right side in the first photograph.

CarRegistration1948_0001I’m in a wedding state of mind, so I’m planning to research other weddings this month. Good luck with your family research!

Six Word Saturday is a blogging prompt suggested by Cate at Show My Face.


About Maryann Barnes

I live in Virginia and enjoy meandering walks back into the past. I also enjoy old photographs and sharing family research.
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12 Responses to Six Word Saturday – 13 September 2014

  1. It must have been tricky to drive the car with a doll on the hood! 🙂

  2. Dawn says:

    I love old photos. At first glance, I thought the dolls were chickens sitting on the hoods.

  3. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Never saw that in Australia.

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      I wonder how common it was to put dolls on the cars in the USA? Tying old cans on the back of the car and writing “Just Married” seem more common here.

  4. Amy says:

    I’ve never seen it. Why did they put dolls on the hoods of the car? To bring luck for babies??

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      Amy, I think that was the reason. I know when Mary and Joseph’s sister, Gen, was married her godmother tied an apron on Gen with four dolls with blue ribbons, after the wedding cake was cut, to show how many babies she would have. I have seen photos of teddy bears and dolls tied on the car’s hood, so although not common, it must have been done!

  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    What fun you must have doing this research!

    6WS and Shadow Shot

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