Silent Tuesday

Wedding gifts of jewelry for Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten are displayed in St. James' Palace in London, Nov. 17, 1947. Top row, left to right; strands of pearls, a necklace of diamonds and rubies and diamond drop earrings, all gifts from the king and queen of England; man at right arranges a diamond tiara, in front of which are two diamond earrings, gifts of Queen Mother Mary; at right is a stomacher in front of which is a diamond brooch, also from the Queen Mother. (AP Photo)

The Silent Generation was influenced by the Great Depression and World War II.

Wedding gifts of jewelry for Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten are displayed in St. James’ Palace in London, Nov. 17, 1947. Top row, left to right; strands of pearls, a necklace of diamonds and rubies and diamond drop earrings, all gifts from the king and queen of England; man at right arranges a diamond tiara, in front of which are two diamond earrings, gifts of Queen Mother Mary; at right is a stomacher in front of which is a diamond brooch, also from the Queen Mother. Princess Elizabeth and Mountbatten - now Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh - were married Nov. 20, 1947, making their marriage at soon-to-be 73 years the longest royal marriage in history.