Louise Marsh, Frances Prestwood, Lovie Roberts and Ruth Hambrick Portraits 1915

In my previous blog, Alma Woldert Spence Letter dated June 4 1915, I mentioned the portraits found in the 1915 Alcalde school annual. We have identified four out of the five as follows:

 

Louise Marsh – Her senior picture is on page 35 with a different pose from what is printed in the 1915 Alcalde school annual. She is mentioned in the yearbook on pages 77 and 144. [Object Id: BSF060]

Denison's Studio, Tyler Texas - Louise Marsh - Circa 1915 - [Object Id: BSF060].

Denison’s Studio, Tyler Texas – Louise Marsh – Circa 1915 – [Object Id: BSF060].

Frances Prestwood – Her senior picture in  the 1915 yearbook on page 36 matches the image here. She is mentioned again on page 43. [Object Id: BSF059]

Denison's Studio, Tyler Texas - Frances Prestwood - circa 1915 - "That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express. /s/ Frances." - [Object Id: BSF059]

Denison’s Studio, Tyler Texas – Frances Prestwood – circa 1915 – “That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express. /s/ Frances.” – [Object Id: BSF059]

Ruth Hambrick – On page 26 is Ruth’s senior picture which matches this picture. On pages 23, 43 and 77 in the 1915 yearbook, she is mentioned. [Object Id: BSF062]

Denison's Studio, Tyler Texas - Ruth Hambrick - Circa 1915. [Object Id: BSF062]

Denison’s Studio, Tyler Texas – Ruth Hambrick – Circa 1915. [Object Id: BSF062]

Lovie Roberts – her senior picture on page 34 of the 1915 Alcalde matches the image posted here. Lovie is also mentioned on pages 8, 23, 44, 45, 77, 97, 144 and 145. [Object Id: BSF058.] [Note: I have seen her name as Lovic in stead of Lovie.]

Denison's Studio, Tyler Texas - Lovie Roberts - circa 1915. [Object Id: BSF058.]

Denison’s Studio, Tyler Texas – Lovie Roberts – circa 1915. [Object Id: BSF058.]

 

 

The brownish folders that the four pictures shown above are enclosed are 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall when opened up to display the photo. When closed they are 3 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The pictures are slightly smaller to fit the display area of the folders.

 

The remaining picture has not been identified and is about 3-3/4ths inches wide by 6 inches tall when opened and is 2 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The folder is a dark greenish color.

Denison's Studio, Tyler Texas - Unknown Person - circa 1915 - [Object Id: BSF061].

Denison’s Studio, Tyler Texas – Unknown Person – circa 1915 – [Object Id: BSF061].

All of the folders have “Denison’s Studio Tyler Texas” stamped on them. On page 154 on the 1915 Alcalde, is an ad for Denison’s Studio. Transcription of the ad:

“Denison’s Studio
Tyler, Texas

Photographs Of
The Better Grade

This Is Not Much of an Ad,
But the Funny Thing about It,
It Actually Means Something

 

For More Information on Denison’s Studio, follow this link to photographer – Robert A. Denison.

Advertisement for Denison's Studio, Tyler Texas, published in the 1915 Alcalde yearbook for Tyler High School, page 154.

Advertisement for Denison’s Studio, Tyler Texas, published in the 1915 Alcalde yearbook for Tyler High School, page 154.

 

 

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