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Wed on Their Feet: 1923

Wed on Their Feet: 1923

May 10, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Evelyn King, Fred W. Newman, Thelma Reese and W. Gately, marathon dancers, getting licenses to marry." The hoofers last glimpsed here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

U.S.M.

In addition to badges, the uniform collars are embroidered U.S.M., meaning United States Marshals.

3D recreation?

This photo and the matching National Photo Co photo you posted in 2014 seem to have been snapped at the same moment, judging by the similar sneer(?) of the man standing between Groom 1 and Bride 2. Taken from slightly different points of view, I bet you could use these two images to create a 3D model of the ceremony.

Badge guys

What are those metal badges/uniforms worn by the guys on the right, behind the desk?

[They identify their wearers as U.S. Marshals Service deputies. - Dave]

Not secure enough

Handcuffs won't do---best get the ball and chain.

Reminds me of "Office Xmas Party 1925"

Some of the faces look very similar to those at the Western Electric Christmas party. Maybe everybody looked like this in 1920s Washington, D.C.

Handcuffs at the ready

The couple on the left doesn't seem to be happy about this event. The other couple looks vaguely pleased. The handcuffs hanging in the background may be symbolic of their thoughts about getting married.

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