For months, I have been sharing photos believed to have been taken by Raymond Albert in the late 1940s through the late-1950s. In total, the collection consists of about 23 rolls. This post highlights roll number 22, probably from around 1958 or 1959.
As an aside, Raymond Albert would have been 89 today.
This roll features photos of a wedding – from the looks of it, a double wedding. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s probably the younger sister of Mrs. Albert. She would be the bride on the left. Like all the weddings that we’ve seen thus far, this one takes place in St. John’s (Catholic) Church.
Here is another photo of the bride, and the newly-married couple as they take off in their car marked “just married,” and a few shots at the wedding reception.
And a good time was had by all. Above right is the photographer, and below, he enjoys a dance with young Louise. I don’t know who’s in the photo below them, but I think it’s a great capture.
….and finally a family pose. I believe these are all members of the family of Raymond’s wife, Cecile – which is why I think the bride might be one of her younger sisters. She had three sisters in all – Marguerite and Therese were 5 and 7 years younger, respectively, and would have been in their late 20s by now, which is probably later than most would have married back in those days – so I could be mistaken.
Other than the wedding photos, there were a few unrelated photos, possibly taken because friends and family were in town. These photos appear to be Cecile Albert (top) and Louise Albert (bottom), with an unnamed relative or friend’s child.
This is the last roll taken in the series and pretty much completes this collection. Next week I will share one final roll which, unlike all the rest of the photos which show friends and family doing things, capture the overflowing Androscoggin River as it passed through Rumford and Mexico in the spring of 1953.