P.P. and F. Co. Marriage Certificate, 1910 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
This collection consists of a marriage certificate depicting a Black couple and minister during a wedding ceremony. The certificate was published by People’s Portrait and Frame Co. in Chicago, Illinois, in 1910.
People’s Portrait and Frame Co. was a design and photo company in Chicago, Illinois, in the early 1900s. The artist is unidentified, though it is possibly the work of Otto Schieble. Schieble was born in Germany in 1873, and was listed as living in Chicago, Illinois, as a "picture enlarger" in the 1910 United States Census.
This collection consists of a large (15.75 x 20 inch) marriage certificate from P.P. and F. Co. [People’s Portrait and Frame Co.] in Chicago, Illinois. The chromolithograph image depicts a Black couple standing in front of a minister during a wedding ceremony. Underneath the image is the certificate section, with spaces for signatures from the couple and witnesses. The scene is encompassed by a purple border.
The Library purchased this item in 2022 with the support of the Bruce C. Creamer Fund.