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Stories Behind the Portraits: Sallie Rodes Rollins

In 1845, Dr. Anthony Wayne Rollins established a scholarship for young people from Boone County, Missouri, both men and women. What would cause a man of the 19th century to include such a stipulation in his will?  How could his perception of … Continue reading

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Bingham Portraits of Sallie Rodes Rollins

George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) painted four portraits of Sallie Rodes Rollins (1787-1856), the mother of his best friend, James Sidney Rollins, and an amazing woman in her own right.  See Sarah Rodes Rollins for biography.   The first portrait, painted in 1834, is one … Continue reading

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The Stories Behind the Portraits: Sallie Rodes Rollins

The stories behind the portraits of George Caleb Bingham begin with Sallie Rodes Rollins, my favorite of all Bingham portrait subjects. She was  born as Sarah Harris Rodes on 7 June 1787, in Madison County, Kentucky, into a wealthy family … Continue reading

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