Ellis Album

Ellis Album, Photo 26 – Margaret, the Graduate – Part Two

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Mary Margaret Ellis

There is something about a scroll that I really love.  Maybe it’s the fragile nature and the need to handle the scroll with care.  My Grandmother is definitely handling this scroll gently.

When I graduated, I was handed an empty diploma case.  No care required.  How about you?  Scroll or case?

Also, that cap looks quite substantial.  A lot sturdier than the one I had.  I’m no fabric expert, but when I was editing this photo I had zoomed way in on the cap and it looked like it was made of wool.



This photo comes from the fourteenth page of the album.  Here are pages fourteen and fifteen to give context for this photo:

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This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.


2 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 26 – Margaret, the Graduate – Part Two”

  1. Have you decided whether this was high school or college? She looks young here, but then everyone looks young to me these days! In high school we were handed an empty envelope. In college our diploma came in a plastic covered cardboard case, but we received our actual diploma at the ceremony.

    1. I haven’t yet. I’m hoping to have a little time later this week to look in her boxes. She was a saver so I know that the answer is in there somewhere. Hopefully the labels my aunts added to each box will help narrow down which one I should look in. 😉

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