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Jessie Belle Blanton and John Robert Blanton

Description: Studio photograph of Jessie Belle Blanton (seated) and John Robert (Jack) Blanton (standing) as children. Both children are wearing white dresses with dark stockings and boots. Jessie Blanton has two bows in her hair. Embossed on the bottom of the mat is, "H.D. Scott, Dallas, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Scott, H.D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Jessie Belle Blanton

Description: Studio photograph of Jessie Belle Blanton as a baby. The baby is wearing a large white dress with a lace collar and a lace bottom. Jessie Belle Blanton is standing on a wicker chair covered in a blanket. Stamped beneath the photograph are the words, "Swartz, 707 Main St., Fort Worth, Tex." and written on the mat is, "Me -".
Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Jessie Belle Blanton

Description: Studio photograph of Jessie Belle Blanton as an infant. The baby is wearing a large white dress with a lace collar and a lace bottom. The baby is sitting on a chair covered in a blanket. Printed beneath the photo is reads, "Daniel, Fort Worth."
Date: unknown
Creator: Daniel
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Bill Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of Bill Ellis. He is wearing a dark suit with a vest and white collared shirt. His hair is dark and parted on the side. Written on the bottom of the photograph is, "Bill Ellis".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lena Ellis on her 5th Birthday, 1894

Description: Studio photograph of Lena Ellis on her fifth birthday. Her hair is short, dark and parted in the middle. She is wearing a large, long white dress with a sash and poofy sleeves. Her shoes are black with buckles and she holds a bouquet of flowers in her right hand. She is standing on top of a grass pile with a wooden fence behind her. Printed beneath the photograph is, "Works, Cor. 3rd and Main Streets. Fort Worth. Tex." Written is, "Lena Ellis".
Date: August 30, 1894
Creator: Works
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Will Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of Will Ellis from the bust up. He is wearing a dark suit with the top button fastened. Underneath the jacket is a white collar and necktie. His hair is dark and parted on the side. Printed on the bottom of the mat is, "Blackburn, Houston. Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: Blackburn
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Young Couple's Wedding Portrait

Description: Studio photograph of a young couple in wedding clothes. The woman is wearing a long white dress with long, loose sleeves, a brooch pinned on the collar and a white bow in her hair. She is holding a handkerchief in her left hand and her husband's hand in her right. He is wearing a dark suit with a dark vest, collared shirt, necktie and a pin on her lapel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Will and Lena Ellis with an Unidentified Girl

Description: Photograph of Will and Lena Ellis and an unidentified girl. Will Ellis is seated on the left side of the frame in a tweed suit and white collar with his dark hair parted on the side. There is a young woman seated next to him and one standing behind them both, in the center. Both girls are wearing collared dresses with brooches pinned at the neck and both have their dark hair pulled back. The girl in the center has a bow in her hair. There is a backdrop in the background. Printed in the lower left-hand corner of the mat is, "Leffler, Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Leffler
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lena Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of Lena Ellis as a young woman. She is seated with her arms propped on a wooden pedestal. She is wearing an embroidered dress with dangling jewels, a necklace, ring, bracelet and headband in her dark hair that is pulled back. Embossed in the bottom right-hand corner of the photograph is, "Kerr's Studio, Fort Worth, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: Kerr's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Jerry Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of Jerry Ellis from the bust up. He is wearing a military institute uniform with several brass buttons and his hair is parted on the side. Written across the bottom of the photograph is, "Jerry Ellis" and printed is, "Daniel, Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Daniel
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Jerry Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of Jerry Ellis as a young man from the bust up. He is wearing a light-colored suit with a matching vest, collared shirt and necktie. Clipped onto his suit is a watch with a chain. His hair is short and parted on the side. His face is angled towards the left side of the frame. Printed on the bottom of the photograph is, "J.E. Daniel, Fort Worth, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: J.E. Daniel
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall-Sawyer Blanton, Byrd Ellis and Other Women

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.
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton

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".
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Matthew Stuart Blanton, Fannie Ellis Dubose and an Unidentified Woman

Description: Photograph of Matthew Stuart Blanton with an unidentified woman and Fannie Ellis Dubose in a dark dress standing on a porch looking down on the couple. Mr. Blanton is wearing a dark jacket, collared shirt and bowler hat. The unidentified woman is wearing a white blouse, necktie and long skirt and is smiling. In the background is a sidewalk, trees and houses. Written beside Ms. Dubose is "Auntie" and underneath Mr. Blanton is, "Papa".
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall Sawyer and Her Father William E.P. Sawyer

Description: Tintype of William E.P. Sawyer (seated) and his daughter Lou Beall Sawyer (standing). He is wearing a suit with a vest, collared shirt, hat and watch chain and he has a beard. She is wearing a light-colored dress and dark boots.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

William E. P. Sawyer

Description: Studio photograph of William E. P. Sawyer. He is an elderly man with white hair and a white beard. He is wearing a light-colored suit including a long coat with eight buttons and holding a dark hat. He is standing on a rug in front of a fake backdrop.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Matthew Stuart Blanton in His Pharmacy

Description: Photograph of Matthew Stuart Blanton and another man in a pharmacy. Both of the men wear white coats and bow ties and are standing behind a bar. There are several stools lined up in front of the bar and behind the bar are jars, canisters, posters, framed paintings and mirrors. Light fixtures hang from the ceiling. Written on the man on the right side of the frame is, "Papa".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

William E.P. Sawyer and Civil War Veterans

Description: Photograph of eight Confederate veterans, including William E.P. Sawyer, second from the left in the front row. The men are elderly, five with beards and three with mustaches. They all wear suits, two without jackets and one without a vest. All have pins or medals pinned to their clothing and all are holding hats. The first man on the left in the front row wears glasses. Behind the group is a small Confederate flag. Written beneath William Sawyer is, "Grandpa Sawyer".
Date: unknown
Creator: Fishburn Illustrating Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton

Description: Studio photograph of Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton from the bust up. She is wearing a white dress with a high collar. Her hair is dark and pulled back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton and Unidentified Woman

Description: Studio photograph of Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton and an unidentified woman from the bust up. They are both wearing collared shirts with neckties, dark jackets and hats. Written beneath the woman on the right side of the frame is, "Bealle Sawyer".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

B. Y. Sawyer

Description: Studio photograph of B.Y. Sawyer as a young boy. He is smiling and barefoot and wearing a white shirt with a large plaid bow-tie and short striped pants. On the floor in front of him is a toy train and behind him are large curtains and a toy cat. Printed on the mat below the photograph is, "Atlantic and Pacific, View Company. Headquarters, Los Angeles, California."
Date: unknown
Creator: Atlantic and Pacific View Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

B.Y. Sawyer in a Native American Costume

Description: Studio photograph of B.Y. Sawyer wearing a Native American costume. The outfit has long sleeves, fringe and a large feather headdress. He is holding a knife and a tomahawk is tucked into his belt. A fake backdrop of a window and flowers is behind him. Written on the photograph is, "Uncle B.Y. Sawyer".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Beall Sawyer with Classmates

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."
Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

James Merida Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of James Merida Ellis as a young boy. He is seated atop a stool and wearing a long-sleeved white dress with a dark hat, stockings and shoes. He is smiling.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families