From the Archive: Just sweet

by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Fort Collins Local History Archive

I was looking through a folder of photographs the other day (by the way—did you know that the Local History Archive has over 250,000 prints, negatives, and slides in its Historic Photographs collection?) and came across this wonderful print of Mr. Bolivar Tedmon and Mrs. Alice (Allyn) Tedmon on their 60th wedding anniversary. These two prominent Fort Collins citizens met and were married in New York in 1873, but later moved to Fort Collins where they started the famous Tedmon House hotel.

What is so sweet about this photo? Well, not only are they celebrating their diamond anniversary, but Alice is wearing her wedding dress. After 60 years, it still fits! Now that is devotion.

Mr. Bolivar Tedmon and Mrs. Alice (Allyn) Tedmon on their 60th wedding anniversary

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4 Responses to “From the Archive: Just sweet”


  1. 1 Doug April 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I wonder if likewise he is wearing his wedding suit. It looks a bit worn!

    Doug

  2. 2 Treloar Bower April 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Do we have that wedding dress in the museum’s collections?

  3. 3 Lesley April 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I agree, Doug! Since this photo has to be from the early 1930s, I’d say that Mr. Tedmon’s suit looks like an older style, and a bit rough around the edges. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if they both saved their old wedding attire!

  4. 4 Maria Mortati April 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    You have such a cool job.


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