The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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March 15, 2013

Wedding Photos from the 1940s and 1950s

LEWISBURG — The Union County Historical Society received the photography files of Don Ross, a professional photographer, whose shop was on Market Street, Lewisburg. Among his holdings are hundreds of wedding photographs from the 1940s through 1962. Most are identified, but many are not. Represented among the photographs are the wedding pictures of Raymond Ard, Barbara Bechtel, Robert Diehl, Lawrence Keefer and Genevier Manbeck, Marian Heim, Lester Bowersox, Peg Minium Bishop, and Yvonne Johnson and Robert Hickox.

The Historical Society needs some help. Often only one name of the couple is given, and the spouse is unidentified. The collection also has photographs with no names at all, leaving all of us to wonder who the happy couple is. Family members and friends also appear in the photographs, and several generations of one family might be pictured. The Historical Society would also like to know what church served as the locale for these weddings if that can be identified. Can you help identify these people?

Family and friends who would like to have these photographs may take them on a first come, first served basis. The Society only asks for a donation of your choosing. The photographs are frequently proofs with instruction written on them by the photographer, but the people are clearly seen in vivid black and white sharp photography. As always, all brides are beautiful. Your family and ancestors may be pictured among the photographs in the collection. The public is invited to view the photographs, help identify those pictured, and select from these photos ones for their own private use. The photographs may be seen at the Union County Historical Society Office, open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m., in the County Courthouse at Second and St. Louis streets.

For additional information contact the Union County Historical Society at 524-8666 or


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