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Wedded Bliss: 1955

Wedded Bliss: 1955

During a recent holiday, I was finding photos to preserve for personal family reasons and found this. I believe it was once owned by my wife's mother. Wedding postcard of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Petruzella taken February 20, 1955 in Alabama (probably Birmingham). Most likely related to my mother-in-law, as her mother's last name was Petruzella. Probably a cousin. Photographer listed as V. Cappalonga but no longer in business. View full size.

 
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