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Jessie Woodrow Wilson and Francis Bowes Sayre's Wedding Cake

This is a photograph of a wedding cake created for the wedding of Jessie Woodrow Wilson to Francis Bowes Sayre. Jessie Wilson, the daughter of President Woodrow Wilson and First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson, married Sayre in the East Room of the White House on November 25, 1913. The Wilson-Sayre wedding cake was decorated in the popular Art Nouveau style of the day with flowing, rhythmic lines and floral motifs, which embraced nature. The cake was served in the private Family Dining Room to only 20 of the couples closest friends and family as the dinner party continued in the State Dining Room for the remaining guests.
Bain News Service
Date of Work
ca. November 25, 1913
Library of Congress