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Alta Beall Blanton as a Baby

Description: Studio photograph of Alta-Beall Blanton as a baby. She is wearing a long white dress and seated in a wicker chair. Printed on the bottom of the mat is, "Swartz, 705 Main St., Fort Worth, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz
Item Type: Photograph

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

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

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

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

Dr. Bose's Father

Description: Studio photograph of a bald man wearing glasses. He has a long beard and mustache and is wearing a dark suit. Printed on the bottom of the mat is, "Decure, Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Decure
Item Type: Photograph

Fannie Alta Ellis Dubose and Leonard Homer Dubose

Description: Studio photograph of Fannie Alta Ellis Dubose and Leonard Homer Dubose from the bust up. She is wearing a white dress with earrings and he is wearing a dark suit, vest and white necktie. He also has a large mustache. Printed across the bottom of the photograph is, "Works, Cor. 3rd and Main Street., Fort Worth, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: Works
Item Type: Photograph

Fannie, Ivin, Will and Jerry Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of siblings Fannie, Ivin, Will and Jerry Ellis. The smallest boy is wearing a skirt boots and jacket and is seated in the center on a pedestal and Fannie is on his right. She is wearing a dark dress, boots and jacket with a large necklace. The boy on the right side of the frame is wearing dark pants, jacket and boots and the tallest boy is wearing a dark suit with a bow tie and his hand is on the standing boy's shoulder. In the background is a fake background. Written across the bottom of the photograph is, "Fannie Ellis Ivin Ellis Will Ellis Jerry Ellis".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

James Merida Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of James Merida Ellis as an infant. He is dressed in a long white dress with ruffles and seated on a blanket-covered chair. Written beneath the photograph on the mat is, "Daniel."
Date: unknown
Creator: Daniel
Item Type: Photograph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leonard Homer Dubose

Description: Studio photograph of Leonard Homer Dubose. He is wearing a dark suit and vest with a collared shirt, a tie and round glasses. Printed across the bottom of the mat is, "Reid, Fort Worth".
Date: unknown
Creator: Reid
Item Type: Photograph

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

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

Matt Blanton

Description: Studio photograph of Matt Blanton. He is wearing a suit with a vest, collared shirt and bow tie. Written across the bottom of the photograph is, "Matt Blanton" and printed across the bottom is, "McMillon & Morris, North Side Square, Decatur, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: McMillon & Morris
Item Type: Photograph

Matt S. Blanton Sr.

Description: Studio photograph of Matt S. Blanton Sr. from the bust up. He is wearing a dark suit, dark vest, dark necktie and white collared shirt. He is also wearing a watch chain and glasses and his hair is parted in the center. Printed across the bottom of the photograph is, "Swartz, 705 Main St., Fort Worth, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz
Item Type: Photograph

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

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