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Edith Bolling's Early Life

William Holcombe Bolling and Sallie White Bolling

William Holcombe Bolling and his wife, Sallie White Bolling, are the subjects of these daguerreotype portraits made in the mid-nineteenth century. The Bollings had eleven children, nine of whom lived to adulthood. Their seventh child, Edith, married President Woodrow Wilson in 1915. These portraits were published in Edith Bolling Galt Wilson's My Memoir (1939).

Citation: My Memoir, E767.3 .W55 1939. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Original Author: Unknown

Created: Mid-nineteenth century

Medium: Printed daguerreotypes

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Bertha, Edith, and William Bolling

From left to right are siblings five-year-old Bertha Bolling, two-year-old Edith Bolling, and seven-year-old William Archibald Bolling, three of the eleven children born to Sallie Bolling and William Holcombe Bolling. Edith Bolling Galt, then a widow, married President Woodrow Wilson in 1915. This image was published in Edith Bolling Galt Wilson's My Memoir (1939).

Citation: My Memoir, E767.3 .W55 1939. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1874

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Edith Bolling at Thirteen

Edith Bolling, age thirteen, poses next to a birdcage in this photograph taken in 1885. Bolling was born and raised in Wytheville.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1885

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Edith Bolling

Edith Bolling, of Wytheville, sits in profile for this glass-plate photographic portrait made when she was between eighteen and twenty-one years old.

Original Author: C. M. Bell Studio

Created: Between January 1891 and January 1894

Medium: Glass-plate negative

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

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  • William Holcombe Bolling and Sallie White Bolling

    William Holcombe Bolling and his wife, Sallie White Bolling, are the subjects of these daguerreotype portraits made in the mid-nineteenth century. The Bollings had eleven children, nine of whom lived to adulthood. Their seventh child, Edith, married President Woodrow Wilson in 1915. These portraits were published in Edith Bolling Galt Wilson's My Memoir (1939).

    Citation: My Memoir, E767.3 .W55 1939. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: Mid-nineteenth century

    Medium: Printed daguerreotypes

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Bertha, Edith, and William Bolling

    From left to right are siblings five-year-old Bertha Bolling, two-year-old Edith Bolling, and seven-year-old William Archibald Bolling, three of the eleven children born to Sallie Bolling and William Holcombe Bolling. Edith Bolling Galt, then a widow, married President Woodrow Wilson in 1915. This image was published in Edith Bolling Galt Wilson's My Memoir (1939).

    Citation: My Memoir, E767.3 .W55 1939. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: ca. 1874

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections