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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

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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

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
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

Elijah Sawyer

Description: Studio photograph of Elijah Sawyer. He is wearing a dark suit and vest with a collared shirt and black top hat. He has a white white beard and mustache.
Date: unknown
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 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 dark dress with a ribbon around her neck and her hair in a bun. Mr. Dubose is wearing a dark suit and vest with a white collared shirt with a tie. Both of them are wearing glasses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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
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, 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
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

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

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

Leonard Homer Dubose

Description: Studio photograph of a Leonard Homer Dubose from the bust up. He is wearing a dark suit and vest with a collared shirt, tie and round glasses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Leonard Homer Dubose

Description: Studio photograph of Leonard Homer Dubose from the bust up. He is wearing a dark striped suit, white collared shirt, necktie and round glasses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph