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Object Name Announcement, Wedding
Title Wedding Announcement for Margaret Worth Porter and Oscar Edward Cesare
Object ID 2016.01.12
Collection O. Henry Museum Collection
Date 1916
Scope & Content Wedding announcement for Margaret Worth Porter and Oscar Edward Cesare. Envelope for announcement is addressed to "Mr. & Mrs. V.O. Weed & Family / 400 Fannin St / Austin / Texas. The envelope is postmarked from Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania on September 26, 1916 at 4:30 PM and was delivered to East Liberty Station. The announcement is printed in black ink on plain, cream-colored card stock. The card stock is folded in half, and the text is on one side of the fold, centered, in an embossed rectangular section.

The announcement reads: Mrs. William Sydney Porter / has the honour of / announcing the marriage of her daughter / Margaret Worth / to / Mr. Oscar Edward Cesare / on Saturday the fifteenth of July / One thousand, nine hundred and sixteen / at the Church of the Transfiguration / in the City of New York.

The provenance of the envelolpe and announcement are unknown, but considering that the postmark of the envelope is from the correct year and the location where the Roach family lived (Pittsburgh), it is highly likely that the envelope and annoucement are authentic.
Extent of Description Announcement (folded in half): 6 1/2" x 8 5/8"
Envelope: 6 7/8" x 4 11/16"