Ellis Album

Black Ellis Album #1, Page 13

BEA, page 13


This album page features another photo of my great-grandparents together and then two photos of friends.

The first photo is undated, but if it was taken near the time of the second photo, which is dated, then this photo predates my great-grandparents’ marriage.  They do look quite young.


BEA1, img 30, Blanche & Claude Ellis
Blanche Octavia Huband & Claude Albert Ellis


The second photo is of a friend, Florence Malan.  It was taken 29 August 1915.  A different photo of Florence was previously seen on page five of the album here.


BEA1, img 31, Florence Malan, 29 August 1915
Florence Malan, 29 August 1915


The last photo is of Nell Berrett.  A different photo of Nell and her cousin Arzone, apparently taken on the same day and in the same location, is seen on page eleven of the album here.


BEA1, img 32, Nell Berrett
Nell Berrett


I am enjoying this album project so much.  I love all of the candid photos.  I feel like I am getting a more personalized look into the lives of my great-grandparents as young adults.  Both Claude and Blanche were alive when I was born.  I likely met them, but I don’t have any memories of either of them.  I was two years old when Grandpa Claude passed away and almost eight years old when Grandma Blanche passed away.  I do remember Grandma Blanche’s funeral.  I’m thankful to be the current steward of this photo album and delighted to be sharing it with their descendants.


This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.  A digital version of this photo album can be viewed on Flickr here.



Happy Monday, I hope you are all well and happy!  xoxo



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