Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Is that you, Sallie?

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Sallie Jollett Clift wedding picture 1891 Greene County, Virginia

I wanted desperately for this photo to be of Lucy Ann Shiflett Jollett. However, all the clues for dating the photo say otherwise. The sleeves in particular point to the 1890s, not the late 1850s that would have applied to Lucy.

The woman looks most like Sallie Catherine Jollett. The flowers in her bodice suggest this might be a wedding portrait, thus dating this photo to 1891.

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  1. I do think she looks like other photos you have of Sallie.

  2. She is a stunning looking woman no matter who she was.


  3. Beautiful photo! I hope it is Sallie - I feel such affection for her.