Saturday, October 20, 2012

American Royal Wedding - Mamie Geneva Doud

Mamie Geneva Doud

Dwight David Eisenhower fell in love with Mamie Geneva Doud and proposed to her on Valentines Day in 1916.  On July 1, 1916 Dwight and Mamie were married.  Dwight was 25 and Mamie was 19 years old.  

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Doud on their wedding day.  This is the only wedding photo of them that I could find online.  

What a handsome looking couple.  I like Mamie's style of dress throughout her life although her hairstyle as she got older was not the most flattering.

Mamie must have been very self conscious of her forehead.  Her hairline must have started really far back and I figure that is why she always wore bangs.  I think that she wanted to cover up her forehead.  
 Mamie and Dwight on their 39th wedding anniversary.

Mamie and Dwight had two sons together.

Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower were married until his passing in 1969.  Mamie passed away ten years later at age 82.

Mamie is second from the left.  I really love Mamie's style.  It was classic throughout her life.


Jeanine (Wayfaring Girl) said...

Oh my, love love these photos!!! They made such an adorable couple, when they were young and when they were old. So sweeeeet :) I hope I look as stylish as she did when I am that old! :)

collarcitybrownstone said...

I wish that I could find clothes that classic and stylish.