My, How The New York Times Wedding Section Has Changed

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The New York Times Weddings & Celebrations section is a little window onto our society that makes for a very entertaining Sunday read (Where did the bride go to school? What do the groom’s parents do?). The section, however, hasn’t always looked the way it does now, showing that our society, and more specifically, marriage, has changed a lot over the last 100 years. Click through to read excerpts from New York Times wedding articles from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Above: Montague Eliot and Nellie Post, who were married June 22, 1910, weren’t the richest couple, as the announcement calls the marriage “entirely a love match” because “neither Miss Post nor her fiancé has a superabundance of this world’s goods.” Ouch. [NY Times]

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