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Marriage of Miss Rossalyn Weinbaum to Mr A. Goide
Guests step out in smart hats and sumptuous furs for a Jewish wedding at London’s Central Synagogue
1923 6 mins
A fascinating display of fashion emerges as the wedding party arrive at London’s Central Synagogue on Great Portland Street and leave in a steady stream of taxi cabs. From the eye-catching outfits and flower bouquets to glimpses of the surrounding buildings at the Hallam Street entrance, the footage beautifully captures the sense of a grand celebration. Look out for the excited bridesmaid who can’t stop giggling.
The Central Synagogue was destroyed in a wartime bombing raid in 1941, and rebuilt on the same site in 1958.
- United Kingdom
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