Ellis Album

Ellis Album, Photo 71 – Parley & Ruth on Their Wedding Day

ELLIS, Parley & Ruth, their wedding day, 26 April 1916
Parley Edmund Ellis & Ruth Emma Balmforth on their wedding day, 26 April 1916.


Parley Edmund Ellis is my great-granduncle.  He is the son of my 2nd great-grandparents Frederick William Ellis & Susan Kaziah Davis.  On 26 April 1916, he married the lovely Ruth Emma Balmforth.  I love his suit and white tie!  Don’t they look fabulous on their special day?



This photo comes from the thirty-third page of the album.  Here are pages thirty-two and thirty-three to give context for this photo:


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



6 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 71 – Parley & Ruth on Their Wedding Day”

    1. Thank you, Amy. That is what I noticed about the photo as well. I wonder how common this type of portrait was at the time. I haven’t seen many like it, but I sure love it!

    1. Thank you, Su. I love it! I just responded to Amy’s comment that I haven’t seen many photos like this one. I wonder if it was a common practice of the time or of this specific photographer?

  1. I’ve never seen that sort of technique in portraiture amongst the family photos I have, so perhaps a particularly talented and adventurous photographer.

    1. Maybe so! I think I have one other that is similar but I can’t quite recall who is in the photo… Maybe it will come to me.

Leave a Reply