Forsythe, Mrs. W. B.
    by Julia Munro


"Mrs. W. B. Forsythe," two photographs taken by Rufus W. Holsinger on October 12, 1915.

Note in the second portrait the hand of the mother or nurse supporting the infant. The relationship between the woman and infant is not known, although it is possible that she may be the nurse who had her portrait taken separately from the infant. Photos of the nurse and/or infant are common in this time period, and Holsinger took several (see for instance, Mrs. Hugh DavisU. H. MageeMr. TrotterJ. E. ShepherdMargaret Lewis/Mrs. Shepherd). 

Additional information about Mrs. W. B. Forsythe will be added as it is researched.

NOTE that the name with which the portrait is labelled (or, labelled "untitled") is not necessarily the name of the sitter(s) in the portrait, but rather the name of the person who paid for the portrait when it was taken (the date and name associated with each photograph is from the business ledgers of R. W. Holsinger).

Below: X03534A
Forsythe, Mrs. W. B.

Below: X03534A1
Forsythe, Mrs. W. B.

- "Mrs. W. B. Forsythe," 1915-10-12 photograph in UVA Catalogue (X03534A)

- "Mrs. W. B. Forsythe," 1915-10-12 photograph in UVA Catalogue (X03534A1)



Holsinger Image Gallery of African Americans


J. F. Bell Funeral Home Records


Charlottesville City Directory, 1914-15 [Hathi Trust] 


1870 & 1910 U. S. Census - Charlottesville & Esmont Communities


Cite This Entry
  • APA Citation:

    Munro, J.F. (2022, February 14). Mrs. W. B. Forsythe. Holsinger Portrait Project.

  • MLA Citation:

    Munro, Julia F. "Mrs. W. B. Forsythe." Holsinger Portrait Project. Univ. Virginia (2022, February 14). Web. [Date accessed].

First published: November 29, 2019    


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