A 4"x6" glass plate negative, portrait photograph of the John A. Dollison family, David City, Nebraska. Ethyl is wearing a long-sleeve dark dress with high-stand collar and brooch with three fabric bows attached to the bodice. Fred is standing beside her wearing a 3-piece suit, white shirt with celluloid collar and small plaid bow tie. Chester is wearing a double-breasted dark suit with short pants, dark leggings, white shirt and knotted tie. Melvin is wearing a dark suit with short pants, dark leggings, jacket with large sailor collar, dark shirt with vertical tucks and a large, plaid bow tied under his chin. Fern is wearing a dress with long-sleeve bolero jacket outlined with contrasting-color, ruffle trim.
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Thorpe Opera House Foundation/Boston Studio Project
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Original format: 4"x6" glass plate negative from the Boston Studio Project collection.
Ethyl, Fred, Chester, Melvin and Fern were the children of John and Sarah Dollison. Ethyl was born November 1, 1884, in Stark County, Illinois, and died in David City, Nebraska, September 5, 1950. Fred, born February 20, 1887, married Flossie Prell, April 14, 1914. Fred died February 14, 1965. Chester was born October 1, 1891, and married Emma Gelwick, February 17, 1918. Chester died February 17, 1974. Melvin was born November 27, 1893, and married Merle Callen on March 4, 1917. Melvin died March 6, 1974. Fern was born September 13, 1895, and married Guy D. From, August 6, 1916.