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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
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
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
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

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
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

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
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Mary Elizabeth Sawyer

Description: Studio photograph of Mary Elizabeth Sawyer. She is wearing a dark dress, a light colored scarf around her neck, a white collar, earrings and bows in her hair.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

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
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
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
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Sunday School Class, 1st Methodist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1906-1910

Description: Studio photograph of twelve members, four women and eight men, of the Sunday School class at the 1st Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. The women wear white blouses, except for one in the back row who wears black with a large white collar. All of the men wear dark suits with neckties except for the man on the far left side of the frame and the minister in the center of the front row, who is wearing a preacher's collar. One man has a mustache and the woman in black wears glasses. Written on the bottom mat is, "1st Row. EJ White, M.S. Blanton, Miss Stephens, Dabney Bryan, JC. Horn. 2nd ", John M Parker, Mrs WJ Barnum, Mrs Copher. 3rd " Mrs MS Blanton, J.B. Baker, Dr. Knickerbocker, W.J. Barnum. Sunday School Class, 1st Methodist Church, 1906-1910." Inscribed in the bottom right-hand corner of the mat is, "Carter, Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Carter
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

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
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families