Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wordless Wedding Wednesday: Sara Melzina Wolfe & Charles Peter Guokas Jr., 1926


My maternal grandparents, Sara Melzina Wolfe (Guokas Archibald, 1907-1997) and Charles Peter Guokas Jr. (1903-1967) on their wedding day, July 10, 1926.  The photo is embossed "Keystone Studio" in the lower left hand corner.  According to an article on page 2 of the February 26, 1926, Rice Institute (now University) Thresher student newspaper (Vol. 11, No. 19, Ed. 1), "The Keystone studio is located on the second floor of the Keystone building, corner Texas avenue and San Jacinto street" in Houston, Texas.  More than likely, they had their wedding portrait made at this studio shortly after the wedding at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and perhaps boarded the Galveston - Houston Electric Railway at nearby Union Station (now Minute Maid Park) to head to Galveston for their honeymoon at the Hotel Galvez.  The photo is signed, "With Love, Melzina and Charlie."

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