Ellis Album

Black Ellis Album #1, Page 20


This album page features two photos of my great-grandmother, Blanche Octavia Huband.  Each photo showcases what were likely fairly ordinary moments in her rural life.


The first photo includes a horse.  The caption reads, “Mrs. Claude Ellis & Nig.  North Ogden Feb 10 – 1918.”  It appears “Nig.” is an abbreviation for the name of the horse.  I am so curious about the full name of that horse!  Hopefully, a cousin will know the answer and enlighten me.


Mrs. Claude Ellis & Nig., North Ogden, 10 February 1918


The second photo displays a rather large haystack, and if you look closely, a few chickens on the left.  Seeing Grandma Ellis next to that haystack creates a new visual for the old saying about finding a needle in a haystack!


Blanche Octavia Huband, 20 July 1918




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 and your loved ones are happy, safe, and healthy!  xoxo



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