Title ID 7086Collection ID960
Title[Simpsons Wedding in Shanghai Cathedral]
Date[ca. 1928]
CollectionSimpson Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Fashion
KeywordsClothing Family Religious Buildings Weddings Wedding Dresses Coats Fashion
NationalChina Asia
ProductionWilliam G. Simpson Charlotte L. Simpson
CameraWilliam G. Simpson; Charlotte L. Simpson
FormatBlack & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This short film shows a newlywed couple standing in the gardens of St Ignatiaus Cathedral, Shanghai having their wedding photographs taken with the bridesmaids and pageboys. The group are dressed in co-ordinated western style clothing.


This film opens with highlights of the Simpson family and guests gathered with their wedding party outside St. Ignatius Cathedral, Shanghai (Xujiahui Catholic Church). The group dressed in full western style wedding clothing, stand for group and individual photographs in the gardens of the Cathedral. The bride and bridesmaids hold bouquets of flowers in front of their tiered net dresses. The other wedding guests, wearing formal attire of fur coats and hats, sip champagne from fluted glasses in the gardens. The film ends sharply on a brief dark shot of Mr Simpson (?) holding a bouquet of flowers posing for the photographer.


A still from '[Simpsons Wedding in Shanghai Cathedral]' (ca.1928)