(Image: Photo studio.)

John H. Ganner Studio Photographs

Photographs (ca. 1890 to 1951)

Manuscript collection MC 1261



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JOHN H. GANNER AND THE GANNER STUDIO

John Hudelson Ganner was born November 17, 1864, in England. He came to the United States in 1881 and to Russellville in 1887. On February 16, 1892, he married Alberta Russell (1873-1952; frequently identified as Bert or Bertie), granddaughter of Dr. Thomas A. Russell, for whom Russellville was named. Her sister, Anna May Russell (born July 13, 1876, and usually called May, sometimes spelled Mae), was also a photographer and apparently took over the Ganner Studio when her brother-in-law retired, probably in the mid-1920s. The Ganner children included John Russell (1892-1979), Claude Neil (1896-1978; the donor's grandfather), Harold Lee (1900-1965), and Elizabeth Rose (1903-1985). Ganner died July 3, 1948, and May Russell died June 25, 1969.

According to the donor, the collection covers mostly Pope and Yell counties, Russellville, Dardanelle, Ozark, and Conway. Most of the material is unidentified or only partially identified. Most portraits, both glass and film negatives, have been retouched, apparently with pencil. Instructions on one envelope (image 1443) include the note, "This retouching is nothing but an oil pencil[;] rub off with cotton or soft cloth."


THE COLLECTION

Negatives, prints, and movies made by the owners of the Ganner Studio, Russellville, Arkansas, were donated to Special Collections by Elizabeth Montambault of Jackson, Mississippi, in April 1995. The donor is the great-granddaughter of John H. Ganner, a Russellville photographer.

The collection consists almost entirely of negatives: 302 glass plate negatives (only a few dated, these from 1900 to 1909) and about 2600 film negatives (dated from 1912 to 1951, most dated in the 1930s and 1940s). The collection also includes movies, prints (61 vintage prints and 102 prints made in the course of processing), correspondence, and other papers.

RESTRICTIONS APPLY. The donor retains applicable copyrights during her lifetime, after which the rights revert to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with the stipulation that any financial rewards from these rights be turned over to the Women's Athletics program for its swimming team. Glass plate negatives are restricted due to fragility. The movies are restricted due to their poor condition; a videotape made from them is available to researchers.

Processed by Nan Lawler and Vera Ekechukwu, May 1997. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Contents of Collection (22 containers, 3000 photographs)


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Series 1. Glass Plate Negatives, ca. 1890-1930. Boxes 1-15 (images 1-302).

Restrictions apply. Because of their fragility, glass plate negatives are not available to researchers without special permission. Prints have been made of some of them; they are in Series 5, Subseries 2, arranged by image number.

Aside from five (possibly six) negatives labeled "Dunlap negatives," four noted as "Beattie negs," and one "made by Strickland," all the glass plate negatives were probably made by John H. Ganner. Six of the glass plate negatives were so badly deteriorated that the image was lost; these were discarded. Some damaged negatives were included if key parts of the image were intact.

Most of the plates are not quite standard size. Measurements are given in inches, height first, then width. Although some of the plates actually contain two or more separate images (usually multiple exposures of the same subject), each plate is numbered as one image. A few of the plates are broken and stored in two separate envelopes; these are designated "a" and "b."

Identifications or descriptions in quotation marks were originally written on the plate itself or on the envelopes containing the plates. Those envelopes were crumbling and some were destroyed to free the plates. Many photocopies of envelopes are in Series 4 by image number. Because the negatives are not generally available and so few prints have been made, descriptions of the images are more detailed than usual.

Box 1. 4 x 5 or slightly smaller plates.
  1. Image 1. "Mr. Sid Bradley with dog." 4 x 5. Informal photograph of man with cane standing with dog jumping up; house in background.
  2. Image 2 (2a and 2b). "Bill Dow Eating 'Hickory Smoked.'" 4 x 5, broken (stored in two separate envelopes). Man sitting on bench outdoors, eating.
  3. Image 3. 4 x 5. Man standing beside horse and cart, on dirt road at cut through rocks.
  4. Image 4. Probably "Anna May Russell." 4.2 x 3.2. Head and shoulders portrait of woman wearing feathered hat. Plate broken, but holding together.
  5. Image 5. "Floye & Mary small photos." 3.2 x 4.2. Photograph of two mounted photographs, each a head and shoulders portrait of a woman.
  6. Image 6. 4.6 x 3.5. Somewhat informal head and shoulders portrait of smiling man in open shirt and zippered jacket. "5174" printed on tag photographed in upper right corner; "5174-C" hand-written in ink on emulsion side of plate.
  7. Image 7. 3.2 x 4.2, two exposures on the same plate. Photograph of two photographs, one a portrait of a man, the other a portrait of a woman.
  8. Image 8. 4 x 5. Informal outdoor group portrait of three men and two women dressed for walking, standing on large beam among trees and grass.
  9. Image 9. 4 x 5. Informal group portrait of two women with a child between them, on porch of house.
  10. Image 10. "J. H. & Sister (locket-photos)." 3.2 x 4.2. Photograph of two photographs, one of John H. Ganner (see image 156), the other of Elizabeth Rose Ganner (see image 244).
  11. Image 11. 4.2 x 32. Three-quarters length portrait of girl sitting, holding bouquet.
  12. Image 12. 3.2 x 4.2. Group portrait of three girls sitting, shown from about the waist up.
  13. Image 13. "Russell." 3.2 x 4.2, two exposures on the same plate. Two head and shoulders portraits of John Russell Ganner.
  14. Image 14. 4.2 x 3.2. Portrait (head, shoulders, arm) of seated young man, probably John Russell Ganner.
  15. Image 15. 4.2 x 3.2. Baby propped up on chair. Emulsion separating.
  16. Image 16. 3.2 x 4.2. Two small children in hats and coats, probably Harold Lee Ganner and Elizabeth Rose Ganner. About 40% of the emulsion flaked off.
  17. Image 17. "Claude for button." 3.2 x 4.2, two exposures on the same plate; left-hand exposure is copy of portrait of woman, very overexposed. Right-hand exposure is copy of portrait of young Claude Neil Ganner with long curls.
Box 2. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--animals, genre, allegory.
  1. Image 18. 5 x 7. Group of dogs waiting outside tent, snow on ground.
  2. Image 19. 5 x 7. Group of dogs looking at man emerging from tent carrying a pan.
  3. Image 20. 5 x 7. Hummingbird perched beside nest. About 20% of the emulsion flaked off.
  4. Image 21. 4.2 x 6.4. Hummingbird on nest. About 30% of the emulsion flaked off.
  5. Image 22. "Fred's Owl." 6.4 x 4.2. Owl perched on stick.
  6. Image 23. "Buff with bird." 5 x 7. Dog holding dead bird in mouth.
  7. Image 24. 4 x 5. Woman standing on stump with a man on either side, in orchard (?).
  8. Image 25. "Russell on the grass." 5 x 7. Young John Russell Ganner (with long curls) lying in grass. About 15% of the emulsion flaked off.
  9. Image 26. "Harold & Mr. R. at Piano." 5 x 7. Young Harold Lee Ganner (with curls) sitting at piano, man to side.
  10. Image 27. 7 x 5. Young Harold Lee Ganner (with curls) sitting at piano, man to side. Small piece of emulsion flaked off.
  11. Image 28. "Huldah--mustache & hat on." 7 x 5. Three-quarters length portrait of man with hat and mustache, arm resting on back of chair.
  12. Image 29. "Bert--Lizzie--Minnie & May." 4.2 x 6.5. Informal outdoor portrait of four women (including Alberta Russell Ganner and Anna May Russell) on and in front of hammock.
  13. Image 30. "Huldah between curtains." 7 x 5. Man dressed as woman standing at opening between curtains.
  14. Image 31. "Rose, Scottie & Will Barnes." 7 x 5. Three women grouped on stone monument, one reading a letter, the envelope dropped in front.
  15. Image 32. "Mr. Hilling reading." 6.4 x 4.2. Man posed in rocking chair with cigar, wearing hat, reading Collier's.
  16. Image 33. Probably "A.M.R.--Dow's Flashes." 6.5 x 4.2. Woman (Anna May Russell) in chair, embroidering.
  17. Image 34. "See-saw." 5 x 7. Five women arranged on board supported by [bales of straw], painted backdrop showing water, trees, and clouds. Some emulsion flaked off at top edge.
  18. Image 35. "Bert feeding chickens." 5 x 7. Woman (Alberta Russell Ganner) feeding chickens, houses and fences in background. Emulsion damaged and flaking along edges.
  19. Image 36. "Homeward Bound." 7 x 5. Horse-drawn wagon carrying people approaching along stony road. "Homeward Bound" hand-written in ink on emulsion. About 5% of the emulsion flaked off.
  20. Image 37. "Message of the Flowers." 7 x 5. Woman posing in front of painted backdrop, leaning on "stone" wall looking at flowers, "Message Of The Flowers" hand-written in ink on emulsion. Plate appears to have been manipulated, with newspaper columns and some decorative foliage imprinted on emulsion side.
Box 3. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--travel & outdoor activities.
  1. Image 38. "May on Pike's Peak, 1912." 5 x 7. Group of people at railroad. "No. 2 Sep 19, 1912. On Pike's Peak Alt. 14147 Ft." hand-written in ink on emulsion.
  2. Image 39. "Niagara River." 5 x 7. Rapids in river, pony truss road bridge in background. "Niagara River 98 (? or 95?)" hand-written in ink on emulsion. Emulsion deteriorated, "melted" in many spots.
  3. Image 40. "Little views S. S. Class." 4.2 x 5.5. Photograph of arrangement of five photographs plus label: "1. Night View, Buffalo Ex. 2. Garfield's Monument. 3. Eden Park, Cincinnati. 4. The Alamo. 5. Niagara Falls."
  4. Image 41. "Bradleys & Ganners on bluff." 5 x 7. Family group in wooded area, rocks and bluffs. Emulsion flaked off in small area, attempted masking; paper of envelope stuck to emulsion near edges.
  5. Image 42. "Pa Bradley and Russ[ell] at the bluff." Older man and boy in wooded area. Emulsion badly damaged where paper of envelope stuck to it.
  6. Image 43. 5 x 7. Woman sitting, girl standing on path through wooded area. About 20% of the emulsion flaked off.
  7. Image 44. "Col. Morris, group at Cagle's Mill." 5 x 7. Group of men, women, children, and a dog informally posed outdoors.
  8. Image 45. "Dinner at Cagle's Mill." 5 x 7. Tents, carriages, horses, men, women, children at and around tables in woods. Some emulsion flaked off near edges.
  9. Image 46. "Dinner at Cagle's Mill." 5 x 7. Tents, carriages, horses, men, women, children at and around tables in woods. Some emulsion flaked off near edges.
  10. Image 47. "Supper at Williamson Ford." 5 x 7. Group of men, women, and children sitting on the ground or on and around hammock. About 5% of the emulsion flaked off, some paper of envelope stuck near edges.
  11. Image 48 (48a and 48b). "May--Graduation Camp at Clint Wallace." 5 x 7, broken (stored in two separate envelopes). Tent, hammock, men, women, and children in woods.
  12. Image 49. "After Dinner." 5x7. Same location and setting as image 48. "After Dinner" hand-written in ink on emulsion.
  13. Image 50. 5 x 7. Camp in woods with men, women, and children. Photograph includes Sibley tent and a bicycle.
  14. Image 51. 5 x 7. Naked child and very dressed men and women swimming.
  15. Image 52. "Alberta & Huldah Fishing." 4.2 x 6.4. Man and Alberta Russell Ganner standing on bank with bamboo fishing poles.
  16. Image 53. 5 x 7. Group of men and women sitting under trees, cooking over campfire, man with collapsible fishing pole. Plate chipped on top edge, about 5% of emulsion flaked off.
  17. Image 54. 5 x 7. Men and dogs in camp in woods. Includes a Sibley tent.
  18. Image 55. 6.4 x 4.2. Three men, one with rifle, in front of Sibley tent, more men and another tent barely visible in background.
  19. Image 56. 5 x 7. Large group of men relaxing in tent. About 30% of emulsion flaked off.
  20. Image 57. 5 x 7. Man with shotgun leading horse, dead deer over saddle.
  21. Image 58. 5 x 7. Two men, one leading horse carrying dead deer, shaking hands; another man to side.
  22. Image 59. 5 x 7. Two men carrying a pole with a dead deer slung from it.
  23. Image 60. 7 x 5. Man skinning dead deer hanging from tree.
Box 4. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--local scenes & events, interiors, displays.
  1. Image 61. 4.2 x 6.5. View of [burned church], three men and one woman standing outside. Two top corners of plate broken, missing.
  2. Image 62. 4.2 x 6.4. Outdoor group portrait of eleven young men, most wearing shirts with initials "ACC."
  3. Image 63. 5 x 7. View of unidentified house. Plate broken, but holding together.
  4. Image 64. "Cottage & Ganners." 5 x 7. View of house, with people sitting on porch steps.
  5. Image 65. "Ganner Family." 5 x 7. Group of people on and in front of porch of house in image 64. Plate broken, but holding together.
  6. Image 66. 5 x 7. Unidentified girl by bush (picking berries?) at corner of house, picket fence in background.
  7. Image 67. "Bill Dow--Point Lookout." 4 x 5, broken (both pieces in same envelope). Man at top of cliff, pointing.
  8. Image 68. 7 x 5. Unidentified scene: huge boulder.
  9. Image 69. 7 x 5. Unidentified scene: tree and bluff (or boulder?).
  10. Image 70. 5 x 7. Unidentified scene: site of Russellville hydroelectric plant dam?
  11. Image 71. 5 x 7. Construction of dam?
  12. Image 72. 5 x 7. Sightseers during construction of dam?
  13. Image 73. 5 x 7. Dam--flood damage?
  14. Image 74. 5 x 7. Closer view of image 73. About 15% of the emulsion flaked off at left side.
  15. Image 75. 5 x 7. Large group at the hydroelectric plant dam.
  16. Image 76. 5 x 7. Closer view of dam.
  17. Image 77. 5 x 7. Interior: front of unidentified church.
  18. Image 78. "Kate's Christmas Tree at Masonic Hall when Claude was in Primary." 5 x 7. Christmas tree and decorations, wooden chairs in rows in front.
  19. Image 79. "Rose's Wedding Decorations." 5 x 7. View toward front of church, front decorated with flowers.
  20. Image 80. "Rose's Wedding Decorations." Closer view of flower decorations.
  21. Image 81. "Larkspur." 6.5 x 4.2. Flowers in a vase on table. "Larkspur grown in Russellv lle AK" [stamped] on emulsion.
  22. Image 82. "Lillies." 6.5 x 4.2. Flowers in a vase on table. "Lilies grown in Russellville Ark" [stamped] on emulsion.
  23. Image 83. "Poppies." 6.4 x 4.2. Flowers in a vase on table. "Poppies Grown in Russellville, Ark." handwritten in ink on emulsion.
  24. Image 84. 5 x 7. Grapes growing on vine. Spots of emulsion missing in a line down the middle.
  25. Image 85. 5 x 7. Apricots and leaves, with ruler showing
Box 5. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--portraits, women.
  1. Image 86. "Florence Coors." 6.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters length portrait of young woman leaning on chair. Spots of emulsion missing here and there.
  2. Image 87. "Florence." 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulder portrait of Florence [Coors].
  3. Image 88. "Mrs. Ganner, bonnet on." 4.2 x 6.5, two exposures on the same plate. Two exposures of older woman with old-fashioned headwear.
  4. Image 89. "Bust of Alberta." 5.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of woman wearing hat and fur coat. About 10% of the emulsion damaged or gone at bottom.
  5. Image 90. "Betsy in graduating att[ire]." 7 x 5. Full-length portrait of young woman (presumably Elizabeth Rose Ganner) holding rolled object. About 10% of the emulsion flaked off, some attempted masking.
  6. Image 91. "Lucy Oates Green." 6.4 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of young woman.
  7. Image 92. "Linn Mayhew." 4.2 x 6.5, two exposures on the same plate. Head and shoulders portrait of a woman.
  8. Image 93. "Me." 5.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of Anna May Russell wearing hat.
  9. Image 94. "A. M. R.--(brown dress persian velvet)." 5 x 7, two exposures on the same plate. Head and shoulders portraits of Anna May Russell wearing same dress as in image 93, but no hat. Some deterioration of emulsion, paper of envelope stuck on left edge.
  10. Image 95. "A. M. R.--Old rose waist)." 5 x 7, two exposures on the same plate. Head and shoulders portraits of Anna May Russell. Some deterioration of emulsion, residue of paper of envelope stuck along edges.
  11. Image 96. "May. Dunlap negatives." 6.5 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portrait of Anna May Russell in chair.
  12. Image 97. "May. Dunlap negatives." 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of Anna May Russell.
  13. Image 98. "May. Dunlap negatives." 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of Anna May Russell.
  14. Image 99. "May. Dunlap negatives." 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of Anna May Russell.
  15. Image 100. "Dunlap negatives." 7 x 5. Half-length portrait of Anna May Russell. Much residue of paper from envelope stuck on emulsion.
  16. Image 101. Probably also "Dunlap negatives." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Anna May Russell, rear view. Much residue of paper from envelope stuck on emulsion; lower left corner broken off and missing.
  17. Image 102. 7 x 5. Close-up portrait of woman (possibly Anna May Russell) with hand at cheek.
  18. Image 103. 7 x 5. Close-up portrait of woman (possibly Anna May Russell) with hand at cheek. Emulsion flaking off along edges, spot at top bleached or deteriorating.
  19. Image 104. "Ruth Russell." 6.4 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portrait of woman standing. Much residue of paper from envelope stuck on emulsion.
  20. Image 105. 6.4 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portrait of Ruth Russell standing, holding skirt in left hand. Some residue of paper from envelope stuck on emulsion.
  21. Image 106. "Ruth Russell." 5.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters length portrait of woman wearing a hat, standing. Some residue of paper from envelope stuck on emulsion.
Box 6. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--portraits, women.
  1. Image 107. "Ruth." 5.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters length portrait of Ruth Russell wearing a hat, standing, right hand on table.
  2. Image 108. "Ruth." 5.5 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portrait of Ruth Russell wearing a hat, standing. Lower left corner broken off and missing.
  3. Image 109. "Ruth." 6.4 x 4.2. Three-quarters length portrait of Ruth Russell standing, hands behind back.
  4. Image 110. "Aunt Kate bust." 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of woman. Plate cracked, much residue of paper from envelope stuck on emulsion.
  5. Image 111. "Lizzie summer of 1909." 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of woman identified only as "Lizzie."
  6. Image 112. 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of the same woman as in image 111.
  7. Image 113. 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of the same woman as in image 111, seated in wicker chair.
  8. Image 114. "Rose 12 positions, 'Summer girl.'" 5 x 7, thirteen small images on same plate; 6 of the images covered with pasted-over tissue paper. Close-up poses of woman's head, with and without hat or other props (fan, mirror, flowers).
  9. Image 115. 4.3 x 5.5, twelve small images on same plate; one image covered with black paper pasted on emulsion side. Head and shoulder portraits of woman with and without hat and flowers, different positions of hands. Some deterioration of the emulsion and residue of paper from envelope stuck on emulsion.
  10. Image 116. 7 x 5. Three-quarters length portrait of young woman, seated and holding book.
  11. Image 117. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait, from behind, of woman wearing pince-nez attached by little chain to hair.
  12. Image 118. 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of woman sitting.
  13. Image 119. 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of older woman.
  14. Image 120. 7 x 5. Nearly full-length portrait of woman standing, possibly a copy photograph. Lower right corner broken off and missing.
  15. Image 121. 7 x 5. Half-length portrait of seated older woman.
  16. Image 122. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of same woman as in image 121.
  17. Image 123. 6.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of young woman in filmy dress, long curls. Some deterioration and flaking of emulsion along edges.
  18. Image 124. Head and shoulders portrait of the same young woman as in image 123 in filmy dress, long curls. Some deterioration and flaking of emulsion along edges.
  19. Image 125. "Ruth--[Ruth] & Laura." 4.2 x 5.5, two exposures on same plate; right hand exposure overexposed and out of focus. Three-quarters length portrait of Ruth Russell seated on wicker settee.
  20. Image 126. "Ruth--[Ruth] & Laura." 4.2 x 5.4, image on right half of the plate only. Half-length portrait of two young women (one Ruth Russell) on wicker settee.
  21. Image 127. "Ruth & May." 6.5 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portraits, standing, wearing hats and coats, of Ruth Russell and Anna May Russell. Some emulsion flaked off, especially at lower right corner.
  22. Image 128. 7 x 5. Full-length portrait of two young women standing, wearing identical short (just below knees) frilly dresses and hair bows.
Box 7. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--portraits, group.
  1. Image 129. 7 x 5. Full-length portrait of the same two young women as in image 128, wearing identical short (just below knees) frilly dresses and hair bows; one seated, the other standing.
  2. Image 130. 4.2 x 6.5. Group portrait of eight young women, all wearing huge hair bows.
  3. Image 131. 7 x 5. Group portrait, old woman surrounded by four younger women.
  4. Image 132. 7 x 5. Full-length portrait of two women, one sitting on wicker settee, the other standing with right hand on seated woman's shoulder.
  5. Image 133 (133a and 133b). "Mr. & Mrs. Ganner." 7 x 5, broken into three pieces (stored in two separate envelopes). Full-length portrait of John H. Ganner's parents, father seated and mother standing.
  6. Image 134. "Mrs. Ganner & boys." 7 x 5. Full-length group portrait of John H. Ganner's mother surrounded by five men. Paper and residue of paper stuck to emulsion, lower right corner broken off and missing, emulsion flaking off at lower left.
  7. Image 135. "Sister & her Dad." 6.4 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of Elizabeth Rose Ganner and John H. Ganner.
  8. Image 136. "Bert & Harold." 5.5 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Alberta Russell Ganner, wearing hat, with wicker baby stroller with parasol, Harold Lee Ganner in stroller.
  9. Image 137. 6 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portrait of John Russell Ganner sitting in wicker chair, Anna May Russell standing beside him. Large piece of bottom, bottom left broken off and missing.
  10. Image 138. "The Clarricotes--Claude--Sister." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Elizabeth Rose Ganner (standing) and unidentified older woman (sitting).
  11. Image 139. "The Clarricotes--Claude--Sister." 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of Claude Neil Ganner and unidentified man. Emulsion flaking off at upper right.
  12. Image 140. 6.4 x 4.2. Half-length group portrait of two older couples, women seated in front and men standing behind.
  13. Image 141. 5.5 x 3.2. Half-length portrait of woman with child standing (full-length) beside her.
  14. Image 142. 6.5 x 4.2, broken (two pieces in same envelope). Half-length portrait of woman and two children grouped around wicker chair. Paper from envelope stuck at top edge; lower left corner of plate missing.
  15. Image 143. "Mr. Lloyd & Matthews." 6.5 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portrait of two men, one sitting in wicker chair, the other standing to side and behind. Plate cracked; emulsion flaking off bottom edge.
  16. Image 144. "Mr. Lloyd & Matthews." 4.2 x 6.5. Nearly three-quarters length portrait of two men posed on wicker settee.
  17. Image 145. 5 x 7. Informal outdoor portrait: two men and one woman seated in front, five men standing behind.
  18. Image 146. "Huldah & Tom." 5.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of two men.
  19. Image 147. "Chester & his '3 generations' Uncle Tom, Chester & C-Jr." 4.2 x 6.4. Two men and a baby, men seated on wicker chairs.
  20. Image 148. "J. H. H., G. L. A., Khaki suit." 7 x 5. Two men dressed in military-looking uniforms, one sitting and one standing.
  21. Image 149. "J. H. H., G. L. A., Khaki suit." 7 x 5. Same men, similar pose to image 148, except men have reversed positions. Much deterioration of emulsion, residue of paper from envelope stuck, emulsion separating and about 15% gone.
Box 8. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--portraits, men.
  1. Image 150. 6.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of two young men.
  2. Image 151. 7 x 5. Full-length portrait of two bearded men, sitting.
  3. Image 152. 5 x 7. Half-length portrait of same two bearded men as in image 151.
  4. Image 153. 5 x 7. Informal outdoor portrait: four men sitting in front, fourteen men standing in two rows behing. Emulsion separating at top, flaking off around edges and at top.
  5. Image 154. "Mark & Huldah." 7 x 5. Half-length portraits of two men sitting on wicker furniture, vignetted bottom.
  6. Image 155. "T. L. R. & J. H. G.--(1900) unretouched." 4.2 x 5.5. Half-length portrait of two men, one of them John H. Ganner.
  7. Image 156. "J. H. G.--Beattie's neg." 7 x 5. Half-length portrait of John H. Ganner, seated at table with magazine dated September 1908 and pencil. The portrait copied in image 10.
  8. Image 157. "J. H. G.--(small) moustache." 5.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of John H. Ganner. Some paper from envelope stuck to emulsion, emulsion deteriorating and flaking at edges.
  9. Image 158. "J. H. Ganner Xmas 1905--last photo with mustache." 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of John H. Ganner.
  10. Image 159. 5.5 x 3.5. Head and shoulders portrait of John Russell Ganner.
  11. Image 160. 5.5 x 3.3. Head and shoulders portrait of John Russell Ganner. Small spots made by ink on emulsion over face and shirt.
  12. Image 161. "Russell--(striped suit)." 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of John Russell Ganner. Emulsion flaking along edges.
  13. Image 162. "Russell--(striped suit)." 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of John Russell Ganner. Emulsion flaking along edges.
  14. Image 163. "Claude." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Claude Neil Ganner.
  15. Image 164. "Claude Standing." 7 x 5. Full-length portrait of young man, Claude Neil Ganner, standing; clothing includes knickers and cap.
  16. Image 165. "Claude." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Claude Neil Ganner.
  17. Image 166. "Claude." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Claude Neil Ganner.
  18. Image 167. "Claude." 6.4 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of Claude Neil Ganner. Emulsion separating and flaking at left edge.
  19. Image 168. "Huldah, 3/4 figure." 5.5 x 4.3. Portrait of seated man.
  20. Image 169. "Huldah, made by Strickland." 7 x 5. Full-length pose of man, with cane, before painted backdrop. Emulsion flaking along bottom.
  21. Image 170. "Huldah, behind cat tails." 7 x 5. Three-quarters length pose of man behind cattails. Possibly shot in studio. Some paper from envelope stuck to emulsion; emulsion flaking along edges.
  22. Image 171. "Mr. Sid Bradley." 6.5 x 4.2. Nearly full-length portrait of bearded man in a rocking chair.
  23. Image 172. "Noah Ganner." 5.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters length pose of man sitting on park bench, probably taken in studio.
Box 9. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--portraits, men.
  1. Image 173. "John Hilling." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of informally dressed man, wearing a hat, in a rocking chair, reading Collier's.
  2. Image 174. "Franz--Mr. Rickaby." 6.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of formally dressed man wearing glasses. Emulsion damaged, flaking off along right edge.
  3. Image 175. "Franz--Mr. Rickaby." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of the same man as in image 174, dressed as cowboy with spurs and bandanas, standing, hand on back of chair. Emulsion damaged, flaking off along left edge.
  4. Image 176. "L. Russell." 6.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait. Emulsion deteriorating; paper and residue of paper stuck to emulsion.
  5. Image 177. 6.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified bearded man. Paper from envelope stuck to emulsion at upper left; residue from paper and emulsion flaking off around edges.
  6. Image 178. 6.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified bearded man (same man as in image 177).
  7. Image 179. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified man.
  8. Image 180. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified man (same man as in image 179).
  9. Image 181. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified man, right hand at chin. Some emulsion flaking off at bottom.
  10. Image 182. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of same man as in image 181, right hand at chin. Plate cracked at bottom.
  11. Image 183. 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man. Some deterioraton of emultion, paper residue at bottom and right edge.
  12. Image 184. 6.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man. Some flaking off of emulsion along right edge.
  13. Image 185. 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man. Some emulsion flaking off along edges.
  14. Image 186. 7 x 5. Half-length portrait of unidentified young man. Some emulsion flaking off along edges.
  15. Image 187. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man. Some emulsion flaking off along edges.
  16. Image 188. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man. Emulsion separating, flaking off along edges and lower right corner.
  17. Image 189. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man (same as in image 188). Little spots of ink on emulsion surrounding portrait.
  18. Image 190. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man (same as in image 188).
  19. Image 191. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified young man (same as in image 188?). Some emulsion flaked off.
  20. Image 192 (192a and 192b). 7 x 5, broken (stored in two separate envelopes). Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified man.
  21. Image 193. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of unidentified man (same as in image 192).
Box 10. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--children.
  1. Image 194. "Russell--sailor suit." 5.5 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of John Russell Ganner as a small boy, barefoot, dressed as graduate. Some emulsion flaking off along edges.
  2. Image 195. "Russell--sailor suit." 5.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters length portrait of John Russell Ganner as a small boy, dressed in sailor suit, posed holding rope.
  3. Image 196. "Jim and Russell." 5.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters length portait of two little boys, one of them John Russell Ganner, dressed in sailor suits. Some deterioration of emulsion along edges.
  4. Image 197. "Two positions, Russell & Jim." 4.2 x 5.5, two exposures on same plate. Same two boys as in image 196, dressed in same sailor suits but with different hats, on stone bench with bags, posed [counting money]. Right-hand exposure includes dog.
  5. Image 198. "3 s.m. of Russell." 4.2 x 5.5, broken (both pieces in same envelope); eight small exposures on plate. Three head and shoulders portraits of John Russell Ganner wearing same sailor suit as in image 196, but without hat. Five other exposures (one of them covered with paper pasted over) are portraits of other people. Much emulsion flaking off along left edge.
  6. Image 199. "Russell & Eva." 4.2 x 5.5, two exposures on plate. Both exposures are half-length portraits of John Russell Ganner and a girl identified only as "Eva," sitting on a wicker settee. Some paper from envelope stuck to emulsion; emulsion flaking off along right edge.
  7. Image 200. "Russell's 1st trousers." 7 x 5. Little boy (John Russell Ganner), barefoot and wearing straw hat, posed at stone wall. Some paper from envelope stuck to emulsion at top.
  8. Image 201. "Russell & Buff." 5.5 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of John Russell Ganner, standing, posed in frilly collar with flower, with dog.
  9. Image 202. "Russell & Buff." 4.2 x 5.5, two exposures on plate. Left-hand exposure is a portrait of three women. Right exposer is half-length portrait of John Russell Ganner in same frilly collar and flower as in image 201. Emulsion deteriorating and flaking off at top.
  10. Image 203. "Russell." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of boy [in costume] posed "walking" with walking stick.
  11. Image 204. "8 positions of Neil, cap & coat." 4.2 x 5.5, eight exposures on plate. Half-length poses of baby Claude Neil Ganner in coat and bonnet. Small part of lower left corner broken off and missing.
  12. Image 205. "Bust of Neil." 5x5 x 4.3. Head and shoulders portrait of small boy with curls.
  13. Image 206. "Claude Neil with hammer." 5.5 x 4.2. Nearly full-length pose of small boy with curls sitting on bench with hammer in hand. Some deterioration, paper residue stuck to emulsion at top. Overexposed.
  14. Image 207. "Claude in school (4 on plate)." 5.5 x 4.2, four exposures on plate. Head and shoulders portraits of four different children, one of them presumably Claude Neil Ganner. Much deterioration, emulsion flaking off over entire plate, especially bottom third.
  15. Image 208. "Claude Neil." 5.5 x 4.2. Full-length pose of small boy with curls dressed in overalls and straw hat, standing. Plate broken but holding together.
  16. Image 209. "Claude--Curls." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Claude Neil Ganner with long ringlets. Some emulsion flaking off at bottom.
  17. Image 210. "Claude--Curls." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Claude Neil Ganner with long ringlets.
  18. Image 211. "Claude--curls, front view." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Claude Neil Ganner with long ringlets.
  19. Image 212. "Harold Lee Sitting on table." 5.5 x 4.2. Naked baby (Harold Lee Ganner) sitting on small table. Paper resudue, emulsion deteriorating and flaking off in bits all over plate.
  20. Image 213. "Harold, Back view." 5.5 x 4.2. Back view of baby on same small table.
Box 11. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--children.
  1. Image 214. "Harold & Buff." 7 x 5. Little boy with curls, big bow at neck, sitting with dog. Plate bleached? "posterized" (?)
  2. Image 215. "[Harold]--sailor suit on couch (curls)." 7 x 5. Harold Lee Ganner in sailor suit, with ringlets and bow in hair, on wicker seat. Emulsion deteriorating and flaking off along left edge.
  3. Image 216. "Harold--with curls." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Harold Lee Ganner in same sailor suit with ringlets and bow in hair.
  4. Image 217. "Harold--without curls." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Harold Lee Ganner in same sailor suit with short hair.
  5. Image 218. "Harold--without curls." 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of Harold Lee Ganner in same sailor suit with short hair.
  6. Image 219. "Harold." 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of Harold Lee Ganner in suit and tie. Emulsion deteriorating and flaking off at top left, some on lower edge.
  7. Image 220. "Harold." 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of Harold Lee Ganner in suit and tie. Emulsion flaking off at top right and lower edge.
  8. Image 221. "Harold." 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of Harold Lee Ganner in suit and tie. Some emulsion flaking off at top right.
  9. Image 222. "Harold--Clown suit." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Harold Lee Ganner dressed in clown suit, with curls and pointed hat; front view, pigeon-toed, holding pants wide. Emulsion deteriorating and flaking off along right edge.
  10. Image 223. "Harold--Clown suit." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Harold Lee Ganner dressed in clown suit, with curls and pointed hat; rear view, holding pants wide.
  11. Image 224. "Harold--Clown suit." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Harold Lee Ganner dressed in clown suit, with curls and pointed hat, bent forward and smiling. Emulsion flaking off along right edge.
  12. Image 225. "Harold--Clown suit." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Harold Lee Ganner dressed in clown suit, with curls and pointed hat, sitting on chair backwards. Emulsion flaking off along right edge.
  13. Image 226. "Harold--Clown suit." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Harold Lee Ganner dressed in clown suit, with curls and pointed hat, pigeon-toed, waving. Emulsion flaking off at top right.
  14. Image 227. "Harold--Clown suit." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of Harold Lee Ganner dressed in clown suit, with curls and pointed hat, squatting. Emulsion flaking off along right edge.
  15. Image 228. "Harold--Clown suit." 4.2 x 6.4. Photo of images 222 through 227, fanned out in above order. Plate is cracked, also broken at lower right corner, but holding together.
  16. Image 229. 5 x 7. Full-length pose of Harold Lee Ganner with bicycle. Piece broken out of right edge, with cracks radiating from it.
  17. Image 230. "Little Sister smiling." 6.5 x 4.2. Baby (probably Elizabeth Rose Ganner) in chair, smiling. Plate bleached?
  18. Image 231. "Little Sister crying." 6.5 x 4.2. Baby (probably Elizabeth Rose Ganner) in chair, crying. Plate bleached?
  19. Image 232. 6.5 x 4.2. Baby (probably Elizabeth Rose Ganner) in chair, staring at camera. Plate bleached?
  20. Image 233. "Sister (?)." 6.5 x 4.2. Infant (possibly Elizabeth Rose Ganner) on foot, reaching arms out. Much emulsion flaked off along edges.
Box 12. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--children.
  1. Image 234. "Sister (?)." 6.5 x 4.2. Barefoot infant (possibly Elizabeth Rose Ganner) in chair.
  2. Image 235. "[Sister] & Mary Kath Bayliss." 6.4 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of girl and infant. Emulsion flaked off at right and left edges.
  3. Image 236. "Sister in 'Dabbitt's' dress." 7 x 5. Full-length, small girl (Elizabeth Rose Ganner) sitting on chair with doll.
  4. Image 237. "Sister in Abbett Jacket." 7 x 5. Full-length, same small girl (Elizabeth Rose Ganner) standing on same chair, wearing jacket and hood. Paper stuck to emulsion at top corners and lower right.
  5. Image 238. "Lucile Roys & Sister." 6.4 x 4.2. Full length, two little girls standing. Deterioration and separation of emulsion at left edge and top third of plate. Some emulsion flaked off.
  6. Image 239. "Lucile Roys & Sister." 6.4 x 4.2. Half-length, two little girls sitting in one wooden chair looking at book. Paper stuck to emulsion at top, bottom, right side. Some emulsion flaked off.
  7. Image 240. "Sister & Lucile Roys." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, two little girls, one sitting and one standing beside her, looking at magazine.
  8. Image 241. "Sister & Lucile Roys." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length, two older girls, one sitting.
  9. Image 242. "Sister & Mildred." 6.4 x 4.5. Full-length, two little girls, one sitting in rocking chair looking at magazine, the other standing behind and pulling her hair.
  10. Image 243. "Sister & Mildred." 6.4 x 4.2. Full-length, same two little girls, one sitting in rocking chair, the other standing behind and covereing first girl's eyes. Some emulsion flaked off right edge.
  11. Image 244. "Sister--Beattie negs." 7 x 5. Little girl (Elizabeth Rose Ganner) sitting with magazine Gray Goose, dated September 1908. The portrait copied in image 10.
  12. Image 245. "Sister--Beattie negs." 7 x 5. Little girl (Elizabeth Rose Ganner) sitting with magazine Gray Goose, dated September 1908. Emulsion deteriorating, flaking off along right edge.
  13. Image 246. "Sister--Beattie negs." 7 x 5. Little girl (Elizabeth Rose Ganner) sitting with magazine Gray Goose, dated September 1908.
  14. Image 247. "Sister & Susan." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, two little girls, one sitting on wicker settee writing, the other standing, looking over the first girl's shoulder.
  15. Image 248. Probably "Bert, Claude & Sister." 4.2 x 6.5. Head and shoulders portrait of woman, boy, and girl.
  16. Image 249. Probably "Leslie Hogin's baby." 5.5 x 4.2. Full-length, barefoot, smiling baby on wicker chair. Some emulsion flaked off at bottom corners.
  17. Image 250. Possibly "Lizzie's baby." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, barefoot baby sitting o small round table. Some emulsion deteriorating, flaked off at top.
  18. Image 251. "Little Tom." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, baby in voluminous skirts. Reddish [retouching paint] near upper left edge.
  19. Image 252. "Dora Mildred's 1st." Full-length, baby with voluminous skirts propped on wicker furniture.
  20. Image 253. "Leslie--Mildred, Mary Sue." 6.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters, little girl with big hair bow sitting on small rount table. Some emulsion flaked off at upper left.
Box 13. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--children.
  1. Image 254. "Leslie--Mildred, Mary Sue." 6.5 x 4.2. Three-quarters length portrait of girl, boy, and infant grouped together. Some emulsion deteriorating and flaked off at right and left edges.
  2. Image 255. "Leslie--Mildred, Mary Sue." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length portrait of same three children, boy and girl standing, and infant sitting on small round table. Some emulstion deteriorating and flaked off at left, right, and top edges.
  3. Image 256. "Leslie--Mildred, Mary Sue." 4.2 x 6.5. Half-length, close-up view of image 255. Some emulstion deteriorating and flaked off along edges.
  4. Image 257. "Dora Dean." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, child standing in large wicker chair. Some paper stuck to emulsion; emulsion deteriorating at top.
  5. Image 258. "Dora Dean." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, child sitting on [stool] in large wicker chair. Emulsion deteriorating and flaking off in patches over whole plate.
  6. Image 259. "Susan Hogin standing." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, little girl standing against small round table, head propped up with right hand. Some emulsion deteriorating at top and left side; some emulsion flaked off along left and right edges.
  7. Image 260. "Elsa Rickaby." 7 x 5. Half-length portrait of small girl in lacey dress.
  8. Image 261. Probably "Florence Russell." 5.5 x 4.2. Infant in wicker chair. Plate underexposed. Paper stuck to emulsion in places; emulsion flaking off.
  9. Image 262. "Dora Deane Russell." 6.4 x 4.2. Little girl in wicker chair at table with book.
  10. Image 263. "Eleanor Williams." 7 x 5. Full-length, little girl with big bow in hair and high buttoned shoes, sitting.
  11. Image 264. 4.2 x 5.5, two exposures on plate. Left-hand image is half-length portrait of girl with hands clasped by her face. Right-hand image is full-length of baby.
  12. Image 265. 5.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of girl holding baby. Emulsion flaking off at top and bottom.
  13. Image 266. 5.5 x 3.2. Full-length portrait of litte girl with floor-length garment and bonnet, pushing doll in doll stroller.
  14. Image 267. 5.5 x 3.2. Full-length, same little girl and same clothing, standing. Emulsion flaked off at top.
  15. Image 268. 7 x 5. Little girl sitting on small round table with doll and book. Paper resudue stuck to emulsion and emulsion flaking off at left side. Boom right corner broken off, missing.
  16. Image 269. 7 x 5. Three-quarters length portrait of little girl sitting, holding doll. Some emulsion flaked off at top and bottom.
  17. Image 270. Three-quarters, same little girl sitting in wooden chair with doll. Some emulsion flaked off at bottom.
  18. Image 271. 6.5 x 4.2. Half-length portrait of two little girls with big bows in hair, sitting.
  19. Image 272 (272a and 272b). 5 x 7, plate broken (stored in two separate envelopes); two exposures on plate. Both exposures are of two little girls with bows in hair, slightly different poses.
Box 14. 5 x 7 or slightly smaller plates--children, other portraits.
  1. Image 273. 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length pose of two little girls with dolls and parasols sitting on wicker settee. Paper stuck to emulsion at top, left, and bottom edges.
  2. Image 274. 7 x 5. Nearly three-quarters length, three girls posed together, all with big bows in hair.
  3. Image 275. 7 x 5. Child with long hair, bow in hair, sailor suit, sitting at table writing in a book.
  4. Image 276. 7 x 5. Child with long hair, bow in hair, sailor suit, sitting at table, looking up. Paper stuck to emulsion and emulsion flaked off all around edges.
  5. Image 277. 7 x 5. Head and shoulders portrait of child with long ringlets, bow in hair, in sailor suit. Paper residue stuck to emulsion; emulsion separating, blaking off at left and right edges.
  6. Image 278. 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length, boy in costume, bowing.
  7. Image 279. 7 x 5. Baby.
  8. Image 280. 7 x 5. Full-length, child with ringlets, big bow at neck, standing. Plate bleached?
  9. Image 281. 7 x 5. Full-length, small child [standing] on chair at table. Paper residue stuck to emulsion; emulsion flaked off along right edge.
  10. Image 282. 7 x 5. Three-quarters length portrait of boy wearing suit and tie, sitting on wicker bench with hands clasped on his lap.
  11. Image 283. 4.2 x 6.4. Naked infant lying on table, looking up. Paper and paper residue stuck to emulsion.
  12. Image 284. "Aunt Bet, Annie & Thula." 6.5 x 4.2. Full-length pose of two women and a girl, one of the women sitting.
  13. Image 285. "Mrs. Ganner." 4.2 x 6.5, two exposures on plate. Two portraits of John H. Ganner's mother, one with bonnet, one without.
  14. Image 286. "Oscar Russell." 5.5 x 4.2. Head and shoulders portrait of young man wearing suit. Some emulsion flaked off at upper left.
  15. Image 287. "Oscar Russell." 4.2 x 5.5. Head and shoulders portrait of young man wearing suit. Emulsion deteriorating along right edge and bottom right.
Box 15. 8x 10 or slightly smaller plates--interiors, activities, portraits.
  1. Image 288. "Family, Flashlight with Sol." 5 x 8. Interior pose of Ganner family, presumably with mix of natural and artificial light. Some deterioration of emulsion at top.
  2. Image 289. "Stells Duffie's decorations." 5 x 8. Apparently church decorated for wedding. Some paper stuck to emulsion; some paper residue; emulstion flaking off around edges.
  3. Image 290. "Xmas Tree 1904." Interior photograph of Christmas tree, presents, stockings at fireplace. Some paper stuck to emulsion along left edge; some emulsion flaking off along edges.
  4. Image 291. 5 x 8. Little man with long hair and long beard at doorway of hut--probably part of Christmas decorations. Paper stuck, residue, emulsion flaking along right and left edges.
  5. Image 292. "Old Gallery--May in door." 5 x 8. View of street toward "Opera House," with open doorway at right to "Photograph Gallery," woman in doorway. Some paper stuck to emulsion at upper right.
  6. Image 293. 5 x 7, broken (both pieces in same envelope). Unidentified scene: the building of the Russellville hydroelectric plant dam?
  7. Image 294. 5 x 8. Unidentified grave covered with flowers. Paper stuck to emulsion at bottom, some at upper right.
  8. Image 295. 5 x 8. Men, women, and children sitting around table in front of tent in the woods. Paper residue over entire plate; emulsion flaking off at left, bottom, and right.
  9. Image 296. "At Cagle's Mill 1903." 5 x 8. Family group, including dogs, with tables and tents in the woods. Emulsion flaking off, especially right side and bottom left corner.
  10. Image 297. Probably "Picnic at Cagle's Mill." 5 x 8, broken (both pieces in same envelope). Informal outdoor portrait of a large group of men and women sitting and standing in woods. Some emulsion flaking off at left edge; much emulsion flaked off over right one-third of plate.
  11. Image 298. "T. L. R." 8 x 5. Copy of head and shoulders portrait of man. Some paper stuck to emulsion along top, right and bottom edges.
  12. Image 299. 5 x 8, two exposures on one plate. Informal outdoor portrait of a group of men and women sitting and standing. Same scene for both exposures, possibly for stereogram. Some deterioration of emulsion, some paper residue along edges.
  13. Image 300. "Stereoscope." 5 x 8. Larger image of the poses in image 299. Paper stuck to emulsion, paper residue, emulsion flaking off along left and right edges.
  14. Image 301. "St. Louis Convention group." 5 x 8. Informal group portrait of men and women sitting and standing on steps of city building.
  15. Image 302. "Jamison Family." 6.5 x 8.5. Group portrait of four men, four women, and one boy in two rows. Deterioration of emulsion along edges; paper stuck to emulsion at lower right quarter of plate.

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Series 2. Film Negatives, 1912-1951. Boxes 16-18 (images 303-2894).

Film negatives are available to researchers, so long as the negatives are not removed from their protective sleeves.

The photographer is usually not identified. Some of the negatives were probably made by John H. Ganner; most of the studio portraits from the 1930s and 1940s were probably May Russell's; the family photographs may have been taken by Ganner, Russell, or the Ganner children or grandchildren.

Some 150 of them were cellulose nitrate negatives, which have been disposed of. Prints have been made of 50 nitrate negatives, as well as of a few of the safety film negatives. Many of the safety film negatives were badly deteriorated. A few were kept and an attempt was made to separate the emulsion of some from the backing, but most were discarded. In all, some 500 safety film negatives of the studio portraits and 825 of the family pictures were discarded because of the condition of the negative, the lack of identification, or the repetitiveness of the images. All prints from any of the negatives are in Series 5, Subseries 2, by image number. In the case of nitrate negatives for which prints were made, the image numbering sequence continues as though a negative still existed, although it does not (hence there are gaps in the negative files). The image number (marked with an asterisk in the index of names and elsewhere in the finding aid) will be found on the print and on the envelope, if any.

Subseries 1. Studio Portraits (images 303-1738).

Most of the negatives were in envelopes, usually with a name and printing information on the envelope, occasionally accompanied by correspondence. Most of the portraits were identified by name, although the name may be that of the customer rather than that of the subject. In many cases, more than one name was on the envelope. Although an attempt was made to identify each negative with one name, usually it was not possible. The index of names contains all the names on the envelopes, with a (?) to denote a possible link of name with image number.

Ganner Studio apparently did not have an enlarger; the negatives were sent elsewhere for prints to be made and--frequently--toned, hand-colored, vignetted, or otherwise customized. Instructions for such special work, as well as basic information (size and type of print, paper to be used, number of prints wanted, etc.), was frequently written on the envelope. Other information on envelopes may include a "lot number," the date, the studio to which the negative was sent, the cost, and the address to whom the prints were to be sent. If the envelope had no significant information written on it, the date (if any) was included in the index entry and the envelope discarded. Envelopes with more information were saved (or photocopied if they were badly deteriorated) and are in Series 4 arranged by image number. In some cases printing instructions included correspondence or samples of cloth or hair; such items are also in Series 4.

In addition to making portraits of sitters in the studio, Ganner Studios also copied photographs for customers or arranged for the printing of old negatives.

Almost all of the studio portraits (in good condition) that could be linked even tentatively to a name were saved. These are images 303-1660. The studio portraits with no identification at all were saved only if there was something of interest in the photograph or in the information that accompanied it. Of note among the unidentified photographs (images 1661-1738) are four made for a combination photoprint (images 1702-1705), one of a flower-covered coffin (1736), and a copy of a group portrait, from which an individual portrait was enlarged (1738; see also correspondence in Series 4 and prints in Series 5).

Box 16
  1. Images 303-400.
  2. Images 401-500.
  3. Images 501-598.
  4. Images 599-698.
  5. Images 699-801.
  6. Images 802-902.
  7. Images 903-1001. (See Image 969.)
Box 17
  1. Images 1002-1100.
  2. Images 1101-1203.
  3. Images 1204-1299.
  4. Images 1300-1401.
  5. Images 1402-1500.
  6. Images 1501-1599.
  7. Images 1600-1660.
  8. Images 1661-1738. Unidentified. (See Image 1665.)

Subseries 2. Family Pictures (images 1739-2894).

Many of these negatives were in envelopes with some sort of (usually incomplete) identification. In some cases the name on the envelope appears to be the name of the photographer, usually a Ganner child or grandchild. John H. Ganner probably took the sets of early twentieth-century trips to the west.

Portraits, formal and informal, identified by name have been added to the index of names. When only a first name or nickname has been given, the name is enclosed in quotation marks unless the person could be identified ("Sister," for example, has been identified as Elizabeth Rose Ganner). In some cases, a box or envelope of negatives was identified by name, but the negatives included a variety of subjects. In these cases, the image numbers have been added to the index under the name given and a short description of subject matter has been added within square brackets. In these cases, the name given may be the name of the photographer. Most of the negatives were in envelopes with a short description of contents on the envelope; all such notes are included in the name index as they are with the studio portraits. Likewise, an asterisk indicates a nitrate negative that has been printed.

When a group of photographs could not be confidently associated with a name or when a subject seemed more important than the name, a description was given below as part of the box inventory. The majority of the descriptions below were originally written on the envelopes; those added by the processor are enclosed by square brackets.

Box 18
  1. Images 1739-1841. Include:
  2. Images 1842-1945. Include:
  3. Images 1946-2050. Include:
  4. Images 2051-2150. Include:
  5. Images 2151-2250. Include:
  6. Images 2251-2354.
  7. Images 2355-2503. Include:
  8. Images 2504-2655. Include:
  9. Images 2656-2753. Include:
  10. Images 2754-2894. Include:

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Series 3. Movies, ca. 1920s. Box 18 (videotape 1).

Restrictions apply. The original films are restricted due to their poor condition. A videotape made from the movies is available to researchers.

The collection included 13 reels of 16 mm movie films, each of 2 to 2.5 minutes' duration, and numbered I-XIV (two films were numbered IX and numbers VI and VIII were missing). Original order, based on the I-XIV numbers, was maintained on the tape.

The films are apparently home movies, showing family and friends, houses and other buildings in Russellville, local scenery, and farm work. Some scenes appear to have been planned and acted out. They are undated.

Box 18 (videotape 1)
  1. House with landscaped grounds, lady [in her mid 40s] with an umbrella. Town [Russellville], [Presbyterian] church, residential and commercial buildings, school [Arkansas Tech], school grounds, [students] walking around. (Originally numbered I.)
  2. Two women, two young girls [18-20 years old], one man, two boys [family?], and two dogs all interacting, prancing, and playing outdoors. [The same house as in the film #1]. (Originally numbered II.)
  3. Field work [harvest?], horses, bales of hay, two women [middle age] standing on top, jumping down. Horses, pulling some kind of a farm equipment and, the same time, pushing another device which collects the hay. In the orchard [pecan trees?], a car passing by, a walking man. (Originally numbered III.)
  4. Countryside, river, hills, view from the top onto [town], bridge. A man, a woman, young girl, and an older man in a suit and a hat [family, friends?] camping, man fixing flat tire, outdoor cooking. Man cutting leaves, posing with trees. (Originally numbered IV.)
  5. Two men on top of a hill, scenery. A man [in his 60s] cutting off the tree branches [pecan tree?], walking towards a huge tree, car passing by. Man and a woman, two young girls, one boy [family?], two dogs, lots of hugging. (Originally numbered V.)
  6. Men watching the trees being sprayed [huge jets], sky, tractor operated by two men in the field, huge tiller pulled by a tractor. A photographer taking pictures [in the middle of a field], camera on a tripod. Men in suits looking at a young tree [fruit? pecan?]. (Originally numbered VII.)
  7. A man spraying young tree, orchard, big trees, man on a tree stump. Two men walking in a field, standing car on a field roadside. (One of two films originally numbered IX.)
  8. Two young women walking on a [country?] road, looking at trees, walk to a huge tree [pecan?], hold their hands, embrace the tree trunk, pull and shake the tree branches [picking the pecan nuts?]. Two horse-drawn tillers in a field, one man on, one walking behind. A tractor cutting grass along the roadside. (One of two films originally numbered IX.)
  9. Tractor [plowing], two men drilling hole, blasting and shoveling hole to transplant little tree. (Originally numbered X.)
  10. A man looking very closely at tree trunks and branches [pecan tree?]. A man in the field. A man [pruning] a little tree [pecan? fruit?]. Men hoeing around young trees. A man in a field [some kind of vegetation]. (Originally numbered XI.)
  11. Grape harvest, scenery [Arkansas River Valley], fields of corn and other crops, spraying trees. A house [in town], car passing by, two women, one with a fan. (Originally numbered XII.)
  12. Big tree, man cutting leaves/branches, also cutting from smaller trees. Ferry crossing water, bridge. (Originally numbered XIII.)
  13. Two men in a field, tractor tilling around young trees. Mule-drawn plows. Man and boy watching. (Originally numbered XIV.)

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Series 4. Correspondence and Other Papers, undated and 1930s - 1950s. Boxes 19-20.

Most of the negatives were in envelopes, many with information written on the outside. This series includes many of those envelopes (or photocopies of envelopes) as well as correspondence and other papers.

Ganner Studio apparently did not have an enlarger; the negatives were sent elsewhere for prints to be made and--frequently--toned, hand-colored, vignetted, or otherwise customized. Detailed instructions for such work sometimes required notes or letters rather than (or in addition to) instructions written on the envelope. In these cases such correspondence is in this series, keyed to the appropriate negative in Series 2 by image number. A few envelopes or notes were saved and added to the collection without an image number because the corresponding negatives were missing or destroyed.

The other papers include one of John H. Ganner's business cards.

Box 19
  1. Photocopies of envelopes from glass plate negatives (images 1-302).
  2. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 304-399.
  3. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 400-499.
  4. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 500-599.
  5. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 600-699.
  6. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 700-799.
  7. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 800-899.
  8. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 900-999.
  9. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1000-1099.
  10. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1100-1199.
Box 20
  1. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1200-1299.
  2. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1300-1399.
  3. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1400-1499.
  4. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1500-1599.
  5. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1600-1660.
  6. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 1661-1738.
  7. Envelopes and other correspondence for images 2857-2883.
  8. Correspondence and notes for destroyed negatives (no image numbers).
  9. Other papers: clipping, recipe, and John H. Ganner's business card.

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Series 5. Prints. Box 21 (images 1-2894, new images 2895-2920).

The collection includes both vintage prints (made at about the same time the negatives were made) and prints made in the course of processing the collection.

Subseries 1. Prints without Negatives (images 2895-2920).

These prints, some of them originally in frames, were included in the collection. Most were unidentified and apparently not Ganner Studio photographs. Additional prints without negatives include many that were originally with Ganner family negatives, apparently taken by members of the Ganner family, but could not be matched with existing negatives in the collection.

These prints are numbered to continue the numerical sequence begun with the negative image numbers.

Box 21
  1. Images 2895-2901. Unidentified portraits, group portraits. Images 2895 (dated 1924) and 2896 are of a football team (Arkansas Tech?) and include Paul Jones Leming.
  2. Images 2902-2920. Prints originally with Ganner family negatives.

Subseries 2. Prints from Ganner Studio Negatives.

Many of the vintage prints are contact prints and were with the negatives when Special Collections received the collection. Prints made in the course of processing are also contact prints and made as examples of images (especially of the restricted glass plate negatives) or to replace cellulose nitrate negatives.

All these prints have been given the same image number as the negatives (or as the negatives would have had, in the case of discarded nitrate negatives) and arranged in numerical order. They are not inventoried because presumably prints may be made from more negatives and added to the collection at any time.

  • 3. Images 1-302. Prints--glass plate negatives.
  • 4. Images 303-1000. Prints--studio portraits.
  • 5. Images 1001-1550. Prints--studio portraits.
  • 6. Images 1551-1738. Prints--studio portraits.
  • 7. Images 1739-2894. Prints--family pictures.

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