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As published in the Metro newspaper (15/2/12) - Taken in 1856, it shows maid Hannah Pratley marrying farmer George Taylor at a traditional ceremony in Cheltenham. Reports from the period revealed that Pratley had been accused of murdering her illegitimate son just a few years before her big day.
Although it is likely wedding photography was practised before 1856, no earlier examples have been found in Britain.

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