Children play the bride and groom at Tom Thumb wedding
Jackson, Frank R 1908-2007
1 photographic print : gelatin silver , 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Circa 1943 - 1945
Tom Thumb wedding activity at the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Washington, DC. Tom Thumb weddings were events where children played the roles of bride, groom, minister, wedding party, and guest.
The collection, dated circa 1940s, documents the lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings.
Henry Bazemore Collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings Photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry Bazemore