ARCHIVED: Sarah Lawrence College

Monday, November 30, 2009

Charis Wilson, model, muse and, for a time, wife of photographer Edward Wilson, died recently at the age of 95. She won a scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College but, impoverished by the Depression, her father refused to send her. Instead she worked as a secretary and then at a dress shop operated by her mother. The story was reported in the and numerous newspapers around the country.