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    Vivian B. Cloyd Collection

    Summary: Vivian Blackwell Cloyd donated several family items - including a drawing, photograph, ticket and receipt. The drawing is an original by artist Pattie East, who taught art in the Fort Worth schools for about 50 years. For many years she lived at 2208 N. Edgewood Terrace in the Meadowbrook area. She was the widow of Norman H. East. This drawing was found in the estate of one of her students, Vick Ball, who died in 1989; his niece is the donor. It is estimated by the donor that the drawing was done in the late 1920's, coinciding with the time Mr. Ball was the artist's student.

    In a later conversation, Mrs. Cloyd remembered her uncle would go on sketching trips with Mrs. East. She believes he had some private lessons from her, in addition to her having taught at Polytechnic High School. She said Victor Ball became the head hog buyer at Swift and Co. in the Fort Worth Stockyards, but he continued to paint. She believes there are some of his paintings at TCU of bluebonnets.

     

    Pattie East drawing of Horse Fountain
    • Drawing: "Old water fountain erected 1892" depicts the Horse Fountain on southeast corner of the Tarrant County Courthouse Square. Pencil drawing by Pattie R. East, date unknown. Approximately 7 by 11 inches, the drawing has a quotation from the fountain in pencil: "Gude Masters, O' His weel - [earned] due ye humble Beastie, gie; Justice an' Mercy's blessings flow - nae less for Him than ye." Black pencil on ecru paper. Drawing has some moisture damage and some foxing around the edges.
    • Photograph: Group of Native Americans standing and sitting around three cars parked by Fort Worth Elks Club, 500 West 7th (corner of Lamar). Black and white, 9 by 5 inches. Jernigan Photo Service, Fort Worth, Texas is blind-stamped on lower right. One auto tag says: Oklahoma 1923; another gives 1917 as year on car tag. This car is a Buick, with American flags on the fenders. The middle car has a well-dressed cowboy seated by two important looking Native Americans. Written in blue ink on back: "Quana(h) Parkers son - Dad took them riding in old cars." Donor's father, Roy Blackwell, was service manager for Sanford Webb Buick.
    • Receipt: Receipt for R A Blackwell, November 30, 1935, for $1 to be put in Will Rogers Memorial Fund, stamped from Sanford Webb Motor Company
    • Ticket: Will Rogers Memorial Day, Arlington Downs, Grandstand, November 21, 1935. Price $1 - Entire Proceeds to go to Will Rogers Memorial Fund