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Dec. 18, 1915. "Mrs. Edith Bolling Galt Wilson. Her jewelry store, Galt & Bro." When her husband died in 1908, Edith Galt took over the management of this store at 1107 Pennsylvania Ave.; the photo was taken on the day of her marriage to President Woodrow Wilson. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.