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Jean McCready in her white first communion dress. Jean was the daughter of Frank (Francis Henry) McCready Sr (1908-1988), founder of Elmar Studios and his wife Pearl Mary McCready (1907-1995). She was the second youngest of their five children, Pearl, Frank, Bill, Jean and Mary. The First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a Catholic Church ceremony. It is the colloquial name for a person's first reception of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. In New Zealand girls traditionally where a white dress with veil to signify purity.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011G_ELMAR-3_005396
Title
Jean McCready
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
CA: Elmar Negative Collection: Notebook 1: F325
Date
circa 1946 to circa 1947

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Place
Palmerston North

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catholic,
clothers,
elmar studios,
fashion,
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religion,
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