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We created four separate panels for the exhibit.
It was tough to decide how much content to put on them. There had to be
enough to grab someone's interest and get them to the website for the good
stuff, yet not too much to bore the casual viewer.
The ten-by-four foot panorama banner is the same
image we used in the project logo (see at top of page). It is a portion
of a beautiful Pillsbury
photograph that we sepia-coloured.
Pamela or myself are costume historians. But, we tried to match the couple
as close as possible to the project logo. Surprisingly, men's fashions
haven't changed dramatically in the last one hundred years. The dress was
one we bought on eBay.
All the banners are held up by iron pipes (with couplers
and elbows, etc.), painted royal blue and anchored in concrete. It seemed
like the easiest way to do it, and they were easily transportable.
The mannequin base is covered with photographs of
brick and "earthquake cracks."
The wedding arch includes tulle and plastic flowers.
The banner bases have red tulle in them representing
fire. (The bases themselves are art deco in design. But,
we ran out of time to cover them with skirts.)
City Hall provided the rope barrier. It definitely
added a bit of class to the exhibit.
|CONTRIBUTOR LIST | THANK YOU!!
* Judie Cook
* Dana Capella
* Doug & Cheryl Schultz
* Megan Smolenyak ("Honoring
Our Ancestors" grant)
* Beverly E. Wolfskill
* Mikayla Spooner
* James & Liberty Smith
* Gale L. Wentworth
* Angela Alioto
* Neale & Judy Storm
* Linda LeBar
* anonymous donors
* Macy's - Union
* Sugar Bowl Bakery
* Silver Lake Publishing
* California Genealogical Society
* Lowe's Home Improvement Center
Total cash contributions: $1,132.00
Total expenditures: $1,608.56
Material donations/loans: mannequins, mannequin/arch
base, wedding cakes, and coffee.
Here's a postcard that we designed and made available
so visitors wouldn't have to worry about writing down the website information.
On the backside were two books we recommended reading.
Unveiling Party, 04 April 2006