Renes Album 1

Renes Album 1

A collection of family photographs found at the home of my auntie Rene and kindly lent to me by cousin Mike. If anyone recognises any of the unnamed people in the pictures please let me know.

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Leah Ellis (nee Barker)
Leah Ellis (nee Barker)
Photograph by May & Co., 279, Wheeler St., Lozells, Birmingham. 
 
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Leah Ellis (nee Barker)
Leah Ellis (nee Barker)
This is the first picture in the album and on the same page is the picture of grandad Tom sitting and his brother-in-law, Horace Edgar Bradley, standing. On the following page is the same picture of Leah and a photo of Tom standing and yet another man sitting.

May & Co., Artists, 279, Wheeler St., Lozells 
 
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Tom Sitting
Tom Sitting
This is the second picture in the album, next to that of Leah. The chap sitting is granddad Tom Ellis but who is the one standing? We feel confident it is his brother-in-law, Horace Edgar Bradley, but it would be nice to know for sure. Horace married Clara Elizabeth Ellis, otherwise known as Dolly. Confusing, as Leah was also known as Dolly! 
 
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Tom Standing
Tom Standing
The chap standing is granddad, Tom Ellis, but who is the one sitting? Possibly one of Tom's brothers? Or a friend? 
 
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Leah's Mum
Leah's Mum
I have this down as Leah's mother, Eliza Farley, but it could also be Tom's mother, Sarah Ann Hall. There is mention of the surname Hall on some of the postcards in the album.

May & Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells. 
 
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Boy with cane 1
Boy with cane 1
I have no idea who this is!

Will write Saturday on the back 
 
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Boy with gun 1
Boy with gun 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Boy with cane 2
Boy with cane 2
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Boy with cane 3
Boy with cane 3
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Soldier and boy 1
Soldier and boy 1
I have no idea who this is!

May & Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells. 
 
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Boy with cane 4
Boy with cane 4
I have no idea who this is!

Emberson & Sons, 6 Wilton Road, S.W. & 20 High Street, Woking.
4621 in pencil 
 
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Girl by bench 1
Girl by bench 1
This is our grandmother, Leah Ellis (nee Barker).

Crown Studios, 7 High Street, Bull Ring, Birmingham
Crown Studios, Newport, Mon., Birmingham, Aberdare, Tonypandy, Pentre Rhondda, Weston-Super-Mare, etc. 
 
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Raincoats 1
Raincoats 1
I have no idea who these are! They could be brothers of Tom?

Gales Studios Ltd.: Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Blackpool, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle on Tyne, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Etc., Etc.,
Gales Studios Ltd. and the Town is suffient address. 
 
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Girl 1 on sofa 1
Girl 1 on sofa 1
This is our grandmother, Leah Ellis (nee Barker).

May & Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells. 
 
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Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
From the wedding pictures of Horace and Dolly we are pretty sure that this is Dolly. Confusing, as our grandmother, Leah, was also known as Dolly!

May & Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells. 
 
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Horace Edgar Bradley
Horace Edgar Bradley
We are now fairly certain this is Horace Edgar Bradley who married grandad's sister Clara Elizabeth Ellis.

Photo by C. Marlow, 34 Chain Walk, Lozells. 
 
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The hunt 1
The hunt 1
Postcard given to Tom from Bert
To Tom, Hoping all your paths be clear & prosperous for the years to come. every best wish from Bert 
 
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The hunt 2
The hunt 2
Postcard given to Tom from Bert
To Tom, Hoping all your paths be clear & prosperous for the years to come. every best wish from Bert 
 
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Tom or Leah parents 1
Tom or Leah parents 1
Total guess, no idea who these people are! 
 
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Curly kid 1
Curly kid 1
I have no idea who this is!

May & Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells. 
 
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Boy with cane 5
Boy with cane 5
I have no idea who this is!

Photo by C. Marlow, 34 Chain Walk, Lozells. 
 
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Boy with cane 5
Boy with cane 5
Reverse

Photo by C. Marlow, 34 Chain Walk, Lozells. 
 
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Letters from Mary 1
Letters from Mary 1
post mark: Stourport 1245PM AU 6 13
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Dear Mom and Dad. Hope you are keeping well. Has dollie never told me how you was. I must tell you the stourport air does not suit me. I have lost my voice since sunday I am not able to speak and a sore throat. it\'s a treat. with love from Cissie xxxxxx

Note: Mom and Dad were George Edwin Barker and Eliza (nee Farley), Dollie refers to Leah and Cissie was her sister, Esther. 
 
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Letters from Mary 2
Letters from Mary 2
post mark: Stourport 1245PM AU 6 13
Mrs. G. Barker, 11 Gower Street, Lozells
Dear Mom and Dad. Hope you are keeping well. Has dollie never told me how you was. I must tell you the stourport air does not suit me. I have lost my voice since sunday I am not able to speak and a sore throat. it\'s a treat. with love from Cissie xxxxxx

Note: Mom and Dad were George Edwin Barker and Eliza (nee Farley), Dollie refers to Leah and Cissie was her sister, Esther. 
 
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Summer Lane boys no 9
Summer Lane boys no 9
Presumably, Tom is in this picture? 
 
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The Three Footies
The Three Footies
I would hazard a guess that the chap in the middle is Horace Edgar Bradley and Tom Ellis is on the right. 
 
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Horace Edgar Bradley and Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
Horace Edgar Bradley and Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
We initially thought the wedding picture was that of Tom and Leah. However, after careful analysis of this photo and one of Horace and his brother Leslie, we are convinced this the wedding of Horace and Dolly. Thanks to Janet Thomas for the picture of Horace and Leslie.  
 
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Lady with book 1
Lady with book 1
Mother of Leah or Tom? 
 
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Man with cane 1
Man with cane 1
Father of Leah or Tom? 
 
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Will and Annie Casey 1
Will and Annie Casey 1
We believe these are variety artists that Tom and Leah knew or met.

John Waddington Ltd., Gt. Wilson Street, Leeds. 
 
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Will and Annie Casey 2
Will and Annie Casey 2
We believe these are variety artists that Tom and Leah knew or met

John Waddington Ltd., Gt. Wilson Street, Leeds. 
 
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Will and Annie Casey 3
Will and Annie Casey 3
We believe these are variety artists that Tom and Leah knew or met

John Waddington Ltd., Gt. Wilson Street, Leeds. 
 
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Tom Birthday 1
Tom Birthday 1
Best Birthday Wishes
I have nothing to say But to wish that you may Continue to quite happy to be, And to hope in your heart You'll reserve a small part In fond recollection of me.

T. Ellis Esq., 27 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham

22 Howard Road, Handsworth
Dear Tom, Just a line wishing you many happy returns of the day.
Horace

Horace was Horace Edgar Bradley (464), Tom's brother-in-law. Horace married Clara Elizabeth Ellis (462) otherwise known as Dolly. Dolly died in 1928 and as this is the first of three cards on this album page we can assume they were sent prior to this year. 
 
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Tom Birthday 1
Tom Birthday 1
T. Ellis Esq., 27 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham
22 Howard Road, Handsworth
Dear Tom, Just a line wishing you many happy returns of the day.
Horace

Horace was Horace Edgar Bradley (464), Tom\'s brother-in-law. Horace married Clara Elizabeth Ellis (462) otherwise known as Dolly. Dolly died in 1928 and as this is the first of three cards on this album page we can assume they were sent prior to this year. 
 
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Tom birthday 2
Tom birthday 2
Birthday Greetings to My Dear Brother
Dear Boy on many a happy Birthday In many a happy year gone by, We've often exchanged our kindly greetings And warmest wishes too, You and I: Now I gladly welcome another Birthday And send you the best of wishes true, Prosperity, luck, and real good fortune I hope the future may hold for you. Willmer

Mr. T. Ellis, 27 Gower Street, (Lozells), Birmingham.
Dear Brother, Just a token true from my heart this day to you, hoping and wishing you the best of health, happiness and love from Rose xxx

Rose was Rosina Ellis who married Charles Brotherton. 
 
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Tom birthday 2
Tom birthday 2
My Dear Brother just a card to wish you every success & the best of luck on your Birthday With heaps of love from Doll xxxxxxxx

Doll was Clara Elizabeth Ellis (462) who died in 1928. 
 
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Tom birthday 3
Tom birthday 3
Birthday
Wishes for a Happy Birthday to my Dear Brother
We may not meet, and yet Our thoughts will intertwine, This morn with greetings true For Love, and Auld Lang Syne. W.H. Seal

My Dear Brother just a card to wish you every success & the best of luck on your Birthday With heaps of love from Doll xxxxxxxx

Doll was Clara Elizabeth Ellis who died in 1928. 
 
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Tom birthday 3
Tom birthday 3
Mr. T. Ellis, 27 Gower Street, (Lozells), Birmingham.
Dear Brother, Just a token true from my heart this day to you, hoping and wishing you the best of health, happiness and love from Rose xxx

Rose was Rosina Ellis (461) who married Charles Brotherton (463). 
 
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Leah Ellis (nee Barker)
Leah Ellis (nee Barker)
This is our grandmother, Leah Ellis (nee Barker). 
 
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Tom Ellis
Tom Ellis
This is Tom Ellis, our grandfather.

Photo by C. Marlow, 34 Chain Walk, Lozells.
 
 
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Young Lady with Necklace 1
Young Lady with Necklace 1
This is our grandmother Leah Ellis (nee Barker).

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler Street, Lozells.
Enlargements can be made from this photograph. 
 
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Young man with tie 1
Young man with tie 1
This is Tom.

Purcell and Betts, Photographers, 57 Aston Road North, Aston Manor. Extra copies can be had by sending No. 53696.  
 
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Young Man 2 with Tie and Tie-pin 1
Young Man 2 with Tie and Tie-pin 1
Brother of Tom or Horace?? 
 
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Young Man 3 with Tie and Pocket Hankie 1
Young Man 3 with Tie and Pocket Hankie 1
This is Horace Edgar Bradley, grandad Tom's brother-in-law. 
 
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Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
From the wedding pictures of Horace and Dolly, we are convinced this is Dolly. 
 
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Two Young Men with Canes 1
Two Young Men with Canes 1
The chap sitting is, we believe, Horace Edgar Bradley. The chap standing could be one of his brothers - Harry perhaps? 
 
47
Young army outside Yandilla 1
Young army outside Yandilla 1
No idea who these are or whether Yandilla is the full name of the house. 
 
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Girl child not sure 1
Girl child not sure 1
Not sure she wants her photo taken! But who is she? Is it a young Leah? 
 
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Older lady in lace 1
Older lady in lace 1
Could this be mother of Leah? Eliza Farley?

[B9563] 
 
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Young Lady with Large Watch 1
Young Lady with Large Watch 1
This is, of course, Leah Ellis (nee Barker). 
 
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Tom fishing 1
Tom fishing 1
Thomas Ellis. This one we know as definite! 
 
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Horace Edgar Bradley and Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
Horace Edgar Bradley and Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
We initially thought the wedding picture was that of Tom and Leah. However, after careful analysis of this photo and one of Horace and his brother Leslie, we are convinced this the wedding of Horace and Dolly. Thanks to Janet Thomas for the picture of Horace and Leslie. 
 
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Horace Edgar Bradley and Friend
Horace Edgar Bradley and Friend
We are pretty sure this is Horace Edgar Bradley (sitting) and possibly one of his brothers? 
 
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Tom 2nd from bottom row 8th from left 1
Tom 2nd from bottom row 8th from left 1
Pure guesswork by Fleckney CSI!

Gale and Polden Ltd., Aldershot, London, and Portsmouth. 
 
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Older lady in frills 1
Older lady in frills 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Young lady with chair 1
Young lady with chair 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Flowery wedding 1
Flowery wedding 1
I have no idea who this is!

Turner and Co., 7 Whitmore Road, Birmingham. 
 
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Flowery wedding bride 1
Flowery wedding bride 1
We think this is the bride in the flowery wedding picture. 
 
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Lady with baby 1
Lady with baby 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Woman with hand on chair 1
Woman with hand on chair 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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A425RX
A425RX
I have no idea about this! 
 
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Hats 1
Hats 1
I have no idea about this!
 
 
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Hats 2
Hats 2
I have no idea about this! 
 
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All dressed up 1
All dressed up 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Woman reading 1
Woman reading 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Woman and child 1
Woman and child 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Behind the curtain 1
Behind the curtain 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Soldier with stick 1
Soldier with stick 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Stone boy 1
Stone boy 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Woman by tree 1
Woman by tree 1
Not a real tree, but a backdrop! But who is she? 
 
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Tom sitting 1
Tom sitting 1
This is Tom 
 
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Tom sitting 2
Tom sitting 2
This is Tom 
 
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Girl standing by chair 1
Girl standing by chair 1
I have no idea who this is!

The Hudson Studios Ltd., Great Western Arcade and City Arcades, Birmingham. Pictures and Picture Framing at Wholesale Prices. 
 
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Girl standing by bench 1
Girl standing by bench 1
I have no idea who this is!

The Hudson Studios Ltd., Great Western Arcade and City Arcades, Birmingham. Pictures and Picture Framing at Wholesale Prices. 
 
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Woman resting chin 1
Woman resting chin 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Two men smoking 1
Two men smoking 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Dressed for Winter 1
Dressed for Winter 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Soldier 1
Soldier 1
I have no idea who this is!
 
 
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Stickybacks 1
Stickybacks 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Woman by stone 1
Woman by stone 1
I have no idea who this is!

The Hudson Studios Ltd., Great Western Arcade and City Arcades, Birmingham. Pictures and Picture Framing at Wholesale Prices. 
 
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Soldier and woman 1
Soldier and woman 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph 
 
82
Baby on cushion 1
Baby on cushion 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Soldier wedding 1
Soldier wedding 1
I have no idea who this is!

 
 
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Baby 2 on cushion 1
Baby 2 on cushion 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Child by chair 1
Child by chair 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Wisp 1
Wisp 1
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Hat and Gloves 1
Hat and Gloves 1
I have no idea who this is!

 
 
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Aussie looking soldier 1
Aussie looking soldier 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Older lady in frills 2
Older lady in frills 2
I have no idea who this is!

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Younger older lady 1
Younger older lady 1
I have no idea who this is!
Possibly the same person as older lady in frills?

\"Laceys\" Studio, 518 Coventry Rd., Birmingham. 
 
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Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
Clara Elizabeth Ellis (Dolly)
From the wedding pictures of Horace and Dolly, we are convinced this is Dolly.

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
92
Men in Suits
Men in Suits
This is Tom Ellis standing but we are not sure who the gent seated is. 
 
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Young Lady 2 with Necklace 1
Young Lady 2 with Necklace 1
I have no idea who this is!

The Hudson Studios Ltd., Great Western Arcade and City Arcades, Birmingham. Pictures and Picture Framing at Wholesale Prices. 
 
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Young Lady 2 with Necklace 2
Young Lady 2 with Necklace 2
This is the same person as above but who is she? 
 
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Girl child in frills 1
Girl child in frills 1
I have no idea who this is!

 
 
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Hospital beds 1
Hospital beds 1
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Curls 1
Curls 1
I have no idea who this is!

Gale\'s Studios Ltd., Branch 54 Market St., Manchester. 
 
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Girl by flower stand 1
Girl by flower stand 1
Same flower stand as girl with big watch (Leah) - but not the same girl. Possibly the same girl as Curls above?

May and Co., Artists, 279 Wheeler St., Lozells
Enlargements can be had from this Photograph. 
 
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Lady with book 2
Lady with book 2
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Family 1
Family 1
I have no idea who this is!

E. May. Photographer, 279 Wheeler Street, Lozells, Birmingham. 
 
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Old lady with book 1
Old lady with book 1
Same as older lady in lace? 
 
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Aussie soldier 2
Aussie soldier 2
I have no idea who this is!
 
 
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Soldier by tree 1
Soldier by tree 1
I have no idea who this is!

Mrs. E. Hale (or Hall), 27 Gower Street, Lozells, Birmingham... 
 
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Soldier by tree back
Soldier by tree back
I have no idea who this is! 
 
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Aussie soldier portrait 1
Aussie soldier portrait 1
I have no idea who this is!

Russell and Betts 
 
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Remembrance 1
Remembrance 1
I have no idea who this is!

Again, same flower stand as the girl with big watch, Leah. Could this be a younger her sending a message to Tom?

Tom, With my best wishes for a happy xmas. 
 
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Young girl with funny hair or hat 1
Young girl with funny hair or hat 1
I have no idea who this is!

The Hudson Studios Ltd., Great Western Arcade and City Arcades, Birmingham. Pictures and Picture Framing at Wholesale Prices. 
 


Linked to Leah Barker, Horace Edgar Bradley, Alfred Ellis, Clara Elizabeth Ellis, Thomas Ellis