The Wedding of Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1913

On November 25, 1913, Jessie Woodrow Wilson married Francis B. Sayre in an elaborate ceremony held at the White House.  There was such a fascination with the Wilson family that people came from hundreds of miles away to stand outside in hopes of catching a glimpse of the bride.  Here are 14 photos that tell the story of a very special day in our nation's capitol.  

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Photo shows crowd outside the White House on the wedding day of Jessie Woodrow Wilson, daughter of President Wilson who married Francis Bowes Sayre in a White House ceremony on November 25, 1913.  Hit Next Page to see the rest of the photos...

 

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A portrait of a young Jessie Woodrow Wilson in 1905.