The American Dream
The Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen Photo Print
An exclusive offering for the home decor or art holdings of the discerning collector.
Long lost to the public, this rare, striking historic 1919 image of socialite Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen on her wedding day has now been restored, preserved, and will soon be made available in an exclusive printing designed for art collections and elegant home decor.
This sepia-tone matte-finish historic photo print shows Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen, scion of the prominent Jones family of Long Island, New York, on her wedding day.
History and Documentation
This rare historic photographic art print shows a full-view image of Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen on her wedding day. She wears a white taffeta wedding frock embroidered in chiffon roses with a veil of old rose-point lace held with orange blossoms. She holds a bouquet of white orchids and lilies of the valley.
The original image is a sepia-toned photograph dated 1919 and signed “Campbell Studios.” According to our research, in 1919 Campbell Studio served the silent film industry, vaudeville, and leading socialites of that era.
Note the similar background to silent film actress Mary Pickford (Campbell Studio/Broadway Photographs).
Long lost to the public, this historic photograph was rediscovered in the 1980s, and digital prints of the original were created at Bay Shore Photography in 1989. A photo print was placed into the permanent collection of the New York Historical Society in 1989, and a subsequent photo print into the National Archives of Ireland in 1993.
A new digital master from the original photograph was made in 2007 by Glenn Castellano, senior photographer of the New York Historical Society. Photographic prints from the digital master were created by Color Images Lab of Long Island in 2008, using premium Kodak paper.
This 8 ½” by 11″ sepia-tone museum-quality historic photographic print with matte finish is sold with a personalized facsimile of the New York Historical Society “Thank You” card. Watermark not included.
New York Historical Society Receipt
National Archive Receipt
Now Available to Collectors
Described as the “quintessential bride,” Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen appears in this photo as she did at her wedding attended by the elite of New York society. Draped in a veil of old rose point lace held with orange blossoms, Ella stands with her white taffeta wedding frock swirling around her, a bouquet of white orchids and lilies of the valley cascading from her arms.
In this period collector’s-edition historic photographic art photo print, Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen stands as a rich symbol of all that is regal, the personification of the American Dream. Descended from a famous line of social elites, successful magnates and financiers, military commanders, naval officers, political leaders, lawmakers, and barristers, Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen embodies a compelling connection to the American tradition of success and security.
Ella’s image will lend an ambience of tradition and elegance to its owner’s art collection, living room, dining room, or foyer.
The Ella Floyd-Jones Carscallen Photo Print resides in the permanent collections of the New York Historical Society and the National Archives of Ireland. It will soon be made available to the discerning individual who wishes to have this rare image in their private collection or to present it to a loved one or colleague as a gift.
375.00 USD (Price subject to change)