That's Amore: Italian weddings in Portsmouth's North End, preserving the history

Feb 22, 2021 266


Michael Fiandaca married Mary Vinciguerra at Portsmouth's Immaculate Conception Church the day after Valentine's Day in 1942 while on leave from the military. The couple looks hopeful and happy in their wedding portrait. They were in the middle of a world war, but their close-knit family connections would sustain them, as is evidenced by their continued presence in 1950s photos in the Athenaeum's North End Neighborhood Collection.

Photographic collections manager James Smith has been telling the story of the North End since 2013, and curated a popular exhibit in the Athenaeum's Randall Gallery in 2016 titled, "The North End: A Lost Portsmouth Neighborhood."

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