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Meet the Kirshners

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Ethel Chertkof and David Kirshner were married in 1924 at the Century Roof, Baltimore.

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Wedding dress, shoes, headband, and veil of Ethel Chertkof Kirshner, 1924.


The dress is made of champagne-colored silk satin with heavy beading. Following the 1920s ‘flapper’ style, the gown lacks a waistline – but there is a built-in corset with metal stays hidden inside.


Beaded elbow-length sleeves, and a below-the-knee hemline, add a degree of modesty to an undeniably modish American silhouette.

Gift of Helene Kirshner Miller, JMM 2007.19.1, 22-24;.


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The couple pose in front of the chuppah with their bridal party



A long view of the Century Roof venue, with attendants lining the aisle and guests seated along the sides.

Gift of Helene Kirshner Miller, JMM 2007.47.1-2.

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