A Royal Wedding

    Frances M. Dodge to James B. Johnson Jr., July 1, 1938

    1938 Frances studio New York stairs 2The marriage of Frances Dodge, the eldest daughter of the late auto manufacturer, John Dodge, and Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson) to Jimmy Johnson was called the social event of the season. It was held at Meadow Brook Hall, the home of Matilda and Alfred Wilson, Frances’ stepfather. The bride’s gown was ice blue satin with a 4.5-yard train; the matching satin veil was held in place with a tiara decorated with seed pearls.

    Photograph: Courtesy of Meadow Brook Hall