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Four Women on a Ladder

Four Women on a Ladder

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four women standing on a ladder that is leaning against a water cistern. Louise Howell Conn is on the bottom rung and Alyce Howell is just above her with two unidentified women above them. They all wear blouses and long skirts. Alyce Howell wears a neck tie. In the background are houses, trees and fences.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Three Women in a Railroad Car

Three Women in a Railroad Car

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three women standing inside of a Santa Fe Railroad box car. They are wearing white dresses with puffed sleeves and large hats.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Three Women with an Umbrella

Three Women with an Umbrella

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three friends in long-sleeved dresses sitting on a mowed lawn with an umbrella. The girl in the center is wearing a checkered dress. In the background is a wooden fence, several trees, a telephone pole and large houses.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Lou Beall-Sawyer Blanton, Byrd Ellis and Other Women

Lou Beall-Sawyer Blanton, Byrd Ellis and Other Women

Date: May 26, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of six women and one small girl standing in front and on the stoop of a large building with a porch and hanging plants. Three of the women and the girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three women are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. One woman is wearing a bow tie and another is wearing a hat. Written on the photograph is "Mother" above the woman second from the left and "Aunt Byrd" second from the right.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families
Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton

Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton

Date: May 26, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton in a playful photograph with five other women and a young girl. The women are in a row from tallest to shortest with their hands around each other's waists except for Ms. Blanton who is holding the hand of the woman in front of her who's other hand is on her forehead. Three of the women and the young girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. The woman fifth from the front is wearing a bow tie and the woman in the front is wearing a sash around her neck. In the background is a tree and a large house. Written below the photograph, underneath the second woman from the right in the black dress is an arrow and the name, "Lou Beall".
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families
Beall Sawyer with Classmates

Beall Sawyer with Classmates

Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz
Description: Studio photograph of four young women in large identical dark dresses. Beall Sawyer is seated on the left and holding an object with the woman next to her. The other two girls are standing behind them with their hands on Ms. Sawyer's shoulders. They are on top of a rug and in front of a fake backdrop. Written twice on the photograph around Ms. Sawyer is, "Beall Sawyer". Printed beneath the photograph on the mat is, "Swartz 705 Main St., Fort Worth, Tex."
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families
Byrd Ellis

Byrd Ellis

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio photograph of Byrd Ellis (in the center) with two unidentified women. All three women are wearing jackets with collared shirts and neckties and their dark hair is pulled back and parted in the center. There is a brooch pinned to Ms. Ellis' tie. In the background is a fake backdrop of curtains.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families
Slumber Party at Howell House

Slumber Party at Howell House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three women at a slumber party. Two women are sitting on a bed and one woman is sitting on the floor next to a rug. The women wear white underpinnings and a woman on the bed is lacing up a tall boot. The woman in the background holds a duvet.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Four Women at Howell Slumber Party

Four Women at Howell Slumber Party

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four women at the Howell House Slumber Party. Two of the women are wearing white underpinnings and two are wearing blouses. One woman is holding a mirror for another woman who is brushing her hair. Another woman is fastening a blouse for another. On the ground is a rug and behind the women is a chair, doorway, large mirror, oil lamp, and photographs hanging on the wallpapered wall.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Five Women Embracing

Five Women Embracing

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of five women with their back to the camera. The woman in the center has her arms stretched over the backs of the other women. They are all wearing white dresses and one has a dark belt. All of their hair is pulled up except for one woman's whose hair is long and braided with a bow. They are facing a tall man and a canvas tent.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
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