Wow, isn’t she a beauty?
That lovely red album up there was created by my great-grandmother, Blanche Octavia Huband. The cover of the album is very worn, in fact, the front cover is completely detached from the spine, but the inside of the album is in perfect condition.
The photos are pristine. Many of them are 8x10s or 5x7s. They are a wonderful collection of the best photos of Grandma Ellis’ children, grandchildren, and other family members. It is exactly what a photo album should be – the best of the best, representing everyone you love.
Because the album is so well preserved and orderly, I will be scanning the photos in order and sharing the entire album one photo at a time in the order Grandma Ellis has arranged them in her album.
To that end, I’m going to be starting a new series of posts here entitled “Ellis Album”. This post serves as an introduction to that series. I think I’ll shoot for one post each week. I’m so excited to preserve and share this wonderful album. I hope my distant Ellis cousins will find it here and enjoy!
ps – Grandma Ellis was brilliant in her use of photo corners. She picked good ones, they still work and are still attached to the pages. ❤️
pps – I know I said I’m going to share every photo in the order she put them in the album, but I’m waffling on one thing, should I share the photos of living people…? (With permission, of course.) Or just acknowledge that I have skipped a photo(s) because some of the subjects are living and cousins should reach out if interested…? Hmmm…