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    Mrs. Bert Harriss Collection

    Summary: Mrs. Bert Harriss donated a large collection of late 19th and early 20th century family photographs. There are two albums with the collection and a variety of memorabilia. Images shown are a May 1907 office scene with (l-r) M. L. Strother, H. M. Warner, L. M. Hogsett, A. H. Boyd and R. S. Harriss; and a cyanotype of an unknown woman in a hat; an aquatinted image of a girl wearing a cloche; and a Fort Worth photographer cabinet card of a man with guitar.

    Harriss Office

    Harriss amd Guitar

    Cyanotype of an unknown woman in hat

    Little Miss Muffet

    Memorabilia

    • Fire insurance policy with Michigan Fire and Marine Insurance Co.
    • Lone Star Gas bill stub, March 2, 1942, W. B. Harriss
    • Two W-2 forms, Internal Revenue Service, W. B. Harriss, 1943, 1944
    • Tax receipt, City of Fort Worth City and School, 1940, R. S. Harriss
    • Water bill, City of Fort Worth, April 1909, R. S. Harriss
    • Approved list of school supplies, 1st grade, Fort Worth Public Schools, 1946-1947
    • Report cards:
      • Jerome Harriss, grade two, 1903-1904, Pinka Jones, teacher
      • Jerome Harriss, grade three, 1904-1905, Sam Houston School
      • Jerome Harriss, grade four
      • Bert Harriss, no date, high school, envelope only
      • Bert Harriss, grade 6, 1902-1903, Sam Houston School
      • Fay Harriss, grade 8, high school, no date, Alexander Hogg, Superintendent
      • Certificate of promotion, Fay Harriss, 1905-1905, 7th grade
      • Card acknowledging presence of card-holder, May 29, 1948
      • Free text book card, elementary grades, 3-27-23, Viola Haggard
    • Paschal High School, graduation invitation, May 27, 1950
    • Ticket to "May Fete" at Peter Smith School, May 5, 1950
    • War Rations, World War II:
      • Application form for Winfrey Bond Harriss (1943) War Ration Book Three
      • War Ration Book Four: Winfrey B. Harriss (1943)
      • War Ration Book Four: Viola M. Harriss
      • War Ration Book Three: Paul Allen Harriss (1943), age five
    • Poll tax receipts, W. B. Harriss, 1956-1958
    • Fishing license, State of Texas, 1961, Mrs. W. B. Harriss
    • Membership card, Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, 1908, R. S. Harriss
    • Employee's Pass, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, 1937, Mrs. R. S. Harriss
    • Truck Driver's certificate, State of Texas, 1941, Winfrey B. Harriss
    • Police pass for Winfrey Harriss during flood, May 19, 1949
    • Designation of Beneficiary from Robert Sidney Harriss to Rose Estelle Harriss, wife, 1938
    • Two cancelled checks, 1963, City of Fort Worth taxes, W. B. Harriss; 1963, Reed Stewart, Tax Collector/Assessor for Tarrant County
    • Composition book, Fay Harriss, high school, "Godfrey Chaucer" 
    • Booklet: Texas Drivers Handbook, 1964, Texas Department of Public Safety
    • Booklet: This is the Armed Forces, Selective Service guide
    • Booklet: Alexander Graham Bell, Bell Telephone Service
    • Dress pattern booklets
    • Photo album, blue cloth, unknown portraits (images shown below)
    • Photo album, brown leather, embossed, strap missing, some portraits have a penciled in name above them
    • Party invitation to Jerome from Homer Ladd, June 22, 1907
    • Christmas card with red ribbon to Viola from Claborn
    • Christmas card tied with ribbon from John to Winfrey
    • Memory book in envelope, cloth cover with spider and web, with leaves and fly, 5 ½ by 3 ¼ inches. Rosa Cunningham written on front page, c. 1888-1889
    • Letter from W. L. Harriss to R. S. Harriss, March 23, 1919, with envelope
    • Letter to Miss Rosa Cunningham, in envelope
    • Postcard packet from Tampa, Florida to Mrs. W. B. Harriss, 1951
    • Black bordered bereavement card, from Mrs. John Collins McCabe
    • Black bordered bereavement card from Eastman, Moore, and Poe

    Photographs (see also albums listed above)

    • Portraits - Frank U. Harriss Group

      • Two identical snapshots, 1922, Frank U. Harriss with Mr. Howe, 4 ¼ by 2 ½ inches black and white
      • Mr. and Mrs. Harriss standing on brick street, 4 ¼ by 2 ¾ inches black and white
      • Studio portrait, Frank Harriss, October 1917, Sacramento, seated, 4 by 2 7/8 inches black and white
      • Studio portrait, Frank Harriss, October 1918, standing, 4 by 2 7/8 inches black and white, penciled: year at Sacramento California, October 25, 1917, on back, Your Bro Frank U Harriss
      • Mr. and Mrs. Harriss at Ostrich Farm, Los Angeles, 5 ½ by 3 ¼ inches black and white
      • Frank U. Harriss, newspaper photo 2 by 2 ½ inches
         
    • Children

      • Three small children standing before a fence, 3 7/8 by 2 ½ inches black and white, in pencil on back: Marion Martin Vera
      • Two identical photos, child standing on chair, 5 ½ by 3 7/8 inches black and white, in pencil on back: a. Arthur Sisson Jr. 2 years 3 months of age b. 717 North Border St Arthur Sisson Jr. Cleburne, Texas July 5/16
      • Studio portrait, two children seated 4 by 5 ¾ inches black and white, carte de visite, in ink: Mossie Lee Ethel M., on back printed: M.M. Anthony's Instantaneous Photo Gallery, Opposite Depot, Longview, Texas
      • Small child seated, holding pocket watch and chain, barefoot, 4 by 6 inches black and white, in ink: Charlie N Cunningham, printed on back: Owen Bros. Photographers
      • In portfolio, small girl in a big bonnet standing in chair, 3 by 5 inches black and white, embossed on cover: Price's 309 1/2 Main, Fort Worth
         
    • Men in Office

      • Five men looking at camera, 4 by 3 inches black and white, in pencil on back: CRIGGFO  M. L. Strother, H. M. Warner, L. M. Hogsett, A. H. Boyd  and R. S. Harriss May 1907 (image shown) 
      • Seven men, three women in office, 6 ½ by 4 ¾ inches black and white, circled numbers in ink are identified on back: GFO December 9,1937
         
    • Assorted
       
      • Snapshot, 2 ½ by 2 ¼ inches black and white, two women in hats with suited man seated on sill, in ink on back: Mrs. L J Tucker and Mrs. W B Harriss Mr. L J Tucker.  Little Rock,  January 1916
      • Portrait of young man, 2 by 2 ¾ inches mounted, black and white, Nichols Studio Tyler, Texas, printed, on back in pencil: Bert Harriss  December 1909  Tyler, Texas
      • Ranch scene, round-up, 4 ¾ by 3 ½ inches black and white, mounted, torn on Little Rock edge, in ink on back: Bert Harriss From J Mayer
      • Three standing women with baby seated in front, 4 by 5 ½ inches black and white, mounted, in pencil at bottom: Mrs. Stearns  Mrs. Metcalf and baby and Lillian
      • Colored portrait of brunette girl with roses, 3 3/8 by 5 ¼ inches, printed in LL: LE Paris 226, on back n ink: le bonjour de Pont a Mousson d'une amie qui pense a vous Huguette
      • Young woman in plaid with ribbon bow at neck, 3 ½ by 4 3/8 inches black and white, brows and lips marked with pencil, on back in pencil: Mother
      • Seated portrait of mustachioed man, 1 ½ by 4 inches, mounted, black and white, on back in ink: Wm. 1. Harriss Sulpher, Oklahoma  May 18, 1909
      • Oval portrait of mustachioed man, mounted, faintly embossed on Little Rock: Russell Ardmore, Oklahoma
      • Snapshot, possibly of W L Harriss, with two figures standing behind, 2 ¾ by 3 ¼ inches black and white, in pencil on back: Genevieve Vaugh  5.27.1921  Ardmore
      • Mounted photo, 2 3/8 by 3 5/8 inches black and white, man on horseback at depot with trains on either side
         
    • Organized by Photographer/town:

      • Princeton, Kentucky
        • Young woman, 4 by 5 ½ inches black and white, tear across lower portion, Griffin and Watkins, Princeton, Kentucky printed on Little Rock
        • Boy with a hat, three little girls posed in studio, 3 ¾ by 5 ½ inches black and white, printed on lower border: Griffin and Watkins, Princeton, Kentucky
        • Oval portrait of small child, 3 ½ by 5 inches black and white, embossed on Little Rock: Griffin and Watkins, Princeton, Kentucky, on back in pencil: Frances Ione Ogilvie--age three years--October 29, 1905
        • Mustachioed man in suit, 4 by 5 5/8 inches black and white
           
      • Gainesville, Texas

        • Young man, suit, vest, "M" pin on lapel, 4 by 5 ½ inches black and white, printed at bottom: Ingle's Extra Finish South Side of Square, Gainesville, Texas
        • Young couple in studio setting, 4 x 5 ½ inches black and white, printed at bottom border: Ingle's Extra Finish South Side of Square, Gainesville, Texas
        • Standing young man with satchel over shoulder, holding an instrument, 4 by 5 ½ inches black and white, printed at bottom border: Putty North Dixon St., Gainesville, Texas
           
      • Little Rock, Arkansas

        • Portrait of young man, suit, vest. 3 7/8 by 5 ½ inches black and white, printed on bottom border: Knight and Kettering, Davies Gallery 6th and Main St., Little Rock, Arkansas
        • Portrait of young man, suit vest, stickpin in tie, 3 7/8 by 5 ½ inches black and white, printed on bottom border: Knight and Kettering, Davies Gallery 6th and Main St., Little Rock, Arkansas
        • Standing portrait of young man with bowler, 4 by 5 ½ inches black and white, in pencil on back: Allee
           
      • Fort Worth, Texas

        • Portrait of man with mustache, bow tie, 4 by 6 inches black and white mounted
        • Portrait of two children with heads touching, 3 7/8 by 5 ½ inches black and white
        • Young woman in dress with dark collar, 4 1/8 by 5 ¼ inches black and white
           
      • From various cities

        • Seated man and woman, she is holding an infant, he is holding mandolin, and a second child is standing in front, 2 ¾ by 4 ¼ inches black and white, mounted 
        • Portrait of young man, mustache, white tie with stick pin, 4 by 5 ½ inches black and white
        • Young couple, he is seated, she is at his right with hands behind her, 3 ¾ by  5 ½ inches black and white
        • Seated couple, she is holding infant, 3 ¼ by 4 ¼ inches black and white
           
      • Unidentified photos

        • Oval portrait of man, in suit, print cravat, 3 ½  by 5 inches black and white
        • Oval portrait of woman in silk dress, pin at collar, 3 ½ by 5 inches black and white
        • Portfolio with young girl seated, with braids, large bow, 3 ½ by 5 ¾ inches black and white, written on back: Ethel Ione Seaman Age 13 years, October 5, 1918
        • Portfolio with woman's portrait seated holding flower, in oval, 3 ¾ by 5 ¾ inches black and white
        • Portfolio with woman's portrait, in polka dot dress, 4 by 6 inches black and white
        • Portrait of young boy, resembles Sidney in earlier photos, 3 by 5 inches in brown tones
        • Portfolio with smiling infant on quilt, 2 ¾ by 5 inches black and white
        • Small baby in white seated on chair, 3 3/8 by 5 ½ inches black and white
        • Snapshot of two young women in dress drop, 4 ½ by 3 inches sepia tone
        • Young child seated in a goat cart, sign says 1923, 4 5/8 by 3 inches black and white
        • Standing young woman in large white hat, 3 3/8 by 4 5/8 inches black and white
        • Two small children, one seated on chair, 3 by 4 ½ inches black and white
        • Young woman, eyes downcast, dark suit, large hat, 5 1/8 by 3 inches black and white
        • Young woman seated in woody scene, 3 ½ by 3 inches black and white
        • Three women, two men in bowlers, seated on house porch steps, 3 ¾ by 4 ¾ inches black and white
        • Man and woman in costumes with masks, 2 ½ by 4 1/8 inches black and white
        • Two women in costumes, holding arms up, 2 ½ by 4 1/8 inches black and white
        • Snapshots of woman in dark dress with large flower appliqued, 1 ¼ by  1 ½  inches black and white, two strips of two photos each
        • Woman in large dark hat with ostrich feathers, tied under chin with ribbon, 2 5/8 by 2 5/8 inches black and white
        • Young man holding violin and bow, 3 by 5 inches
        • Colored photo of young girl in dark cloche hat, 3 ½ by 5 ½ inches
        • Framed photograph of young woman seated before ferns, 2 3/8 by 1 ½ inches black and white
           
      • Tintypes

        • Young couple, 3 1/8 by 4 7/8 inches
        • Small boy seated, 2 3/8 by 3 ½ inches
        • Small girl holding large doll, 2 ½ by 3 ¼ inches
        • Seated boy in jacket, black string tie, 2 ½ by 3 ½ inches
        • Bearded man in suit, 2 3/8 by 3 3/8 inches
        • Seated man holding book on knee, young boy standing at his right, 1 7/8  by 3 inches

     

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