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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

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

Byrd Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of the bust of Byrd Ellis. Her dark hair is curled with a braid and headband across the top. She wears a lace collar, a brooch pinned at the neck and matching earrings. Her left hand is propped under her chin.
Date: unknown
Creator: Freeman, Alfred

Alta Beall

Description: Studio photograph of the bust of Alta Beall. She is an elderly woman with blond/gray hair and is wearing glasses, flower earrings, a patterned top and a leaf brooch. The photograph is in a gold frame.
Date: unknown

Byrd Ellis

Description: Studio photograph of Byrd Ellis. She is standing with her hands behind her back. Her dress has a lace collar and a flower pinned on the chest. She is also wearing a necklace and a headband in her dark hair that is pulled back.
Date: unknown

James, Byrd, and Merida Ellis

Description: Studio photograph Jim, Byrd and baby Merida Ellis. Merida Ellis is wearing a white dress and is being held between Mr. and Mrs. Ellis. Jim Ellis is on the left side of the frame and is wearing a dark suit, white collar and a striped necktie. Byrd Ellis wearing a dark jacket, white collar and black tie. "Daniel" is written on the bottom mat.
Date: unknown
Creator: Daniel

Byrd Ellis

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.
Date: unknown

Mary Elizabeth Soblett Sawyer

Description: Studio photograph of Mary Elizabeth Soblett Sawyer. She is seated in a dark dress with large buttons on the cuffs and on the chest. There is a light-colored sash around her neck and a bow in her dark hair. She is also wearing earrings and a ring on her right hand.
Date: unknown

Fannie Ellis Dubose

Description: Studio photograph of Fannie Ellis Dubose. She is seated with her hands propped on a curtain-covered piece of furniture. She is wearing a dark dress with white lacy cuffs and collar. She is also wearing a long necklace and earrings and her hair is pulled up on her head.
Date: unknown