Golden Wedding Anniversary on Christmas Day 1899

Charles and Nancy were married in Springfield Illinois, on December 25,1849. In 1899 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with many friends and well-wishers at their home in Lake Hill (a subdivision in Saanich, BC).
*The studio portrait is 10 years later. The dress was made for their 60th wedding anniversary.
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Image: Studio portrait of Charles and Nancy Alexander on their 60th wedding anniversary. Image A-01068 Courtesy of Royal BC Museum and Archives