Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard Photograph Collection, PHC.245

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Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard Photograph Collection, PHC.245

Abstract

Collection of photographs dating between 1910 and 1950 depicting and documenting family and events in the life of Edna Earl Harrell Brouillard (14 September 1921-10 January 1994) of Rich Square, NC. Collection also contains a 1939 New York World's Fair scrapbook which contains photographs and ephemera collected during Enda Brouillard's trip to the World's Fair.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard Photograph Collection
Call Number
PHC.245
Creator
Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard
Date
1910-1950
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

Collection Overview

This collection contains three (3) 16x20 inch portrait photographs (see OS cabinet), hand color tinted; five (5) 4x6 inch black and white studio portrait photographs in photo studio enclosures; one (1) 4x6 inch black and white loose studio portrait photograph; nine (9) loose black and white snapshots ranging in size from 3.5x3.5 inch to 8x10 inch; twenty (20) snapshots removed from photo album; one (1) 1939 New York World's Fair scrapbook; one (1) folder of ephemera containing genealogical research; and one (1) newspaper page.

Arrangement Note

No specific arrangement

Biographical/Historical

Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard was the daughter of Ezra Thomas Harrell (5 March 1886-1 June 1967) and Mary Caddie Bryant Harrell (13 February 1888-21 April 1965). Her parents owned and operated the Harrell Hotel in Rich Square. In 1939, Edna took the trip of a lifetime to the World's Fair in New York City, and she compiled a scrapbook of commemorative photographs and memorabilia of that trip, which is the scrapbook in this collection. This 1939 World's Fair was the first exposition to be based on a theme of the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and visitors took a peek at "the world of tomorrow" in the exhibits. Edna's scrapbook is a glimpse into what a young girl from a small town in North Carolina at the peak of the Great Depression took away from the World's Fair in New York City. Edna married Leslie Lorin Brouillard of Dubuque, Iowa, on 9 September 1942. Brouillard was in the US Navy and served as a gun captain during World War II on ships in the South Pacific. They had one child, a son Leslie Lorin Brouillard, Jr., born 29 November 1943 (donor of this collection). Edna wanted to reside permanently in Rich Square, which was not agreeable to her husband, and their marriage did not last. Edna and her son continued to live at the Harrell Hotel in Rich Square and later in a smaller residence next door to the hotel, where Edna lived for most of the rest of her life. Many of the photographs in this collection depict life at the Harrell Hotel, family, and local scenes. The Harrell Hotel was directly across the street from the Rich Square graded school, which appears in several of the photos. Also included in the collection are several portrait photographs, most of which are identified family members. Lastly there is a 1941 UNC Commencement program (multipage bound pamphlet), a page from the Virginia Pilot newspaper c. 1958 featuring a large photograph of Ezra Thomas Harrell, and several pages detailing the Harrell, Bryant, and Brown families, (primarily Northampton County, NC).

Contents of the Collection

1. Photographs

Ezra Thomas Harrell is seen outdoors posing for a snapshot c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 4.5"x3"
PhC.245.1.01
Mary Caddie Bryant Harrell is seen outdoors posing for a snapshot next to an automobile c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 4.5"x3"
PhC.245.1.02
Two small children (likely Harrell children) are seen posing on the running board of an automobile in front of Rich Square United Methodist Church c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 3.5"x5.5"
PhC.245.1.03
Duplicate of PhC_245_1_3. Silver gelatin print, 3.5"x5.5"
PhC.245.1.04
Three children (likely Harrell) are seen posing outdoors with a dog. Possibly Rich Square Graded School in background c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 3.5"x5.5"
PhC.245.1.05
Three children (likely Harrell) and two women are seen posing outdoors with a dog. Possibly Rich Square Graded School in background c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 3.5"x5.5"
PhC.245.1.06
Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard is seen around age 3 c. 1924. Photo postcard, 3.5"x 5.5"
PhC.245.1.07
Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard is seen around age 5 c. 1926. Silver gelatin print, 2"x 2.5"
PhC.245.1.08
Edna Earle Harrell Brouillard is seen around age 5 c. 1926. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x 3.5"
PhC.245.1.09
Family group is seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant. Josephine Traylor is seen second from right c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.10
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.11
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.12
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.13
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.14
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.15
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.16
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.17
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.18
Unidentified older man, probably Robert Joe Bryant, is seen at grave-side memorial service for an unidentified, probably Sarah Brown Bryant woman c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.19
Jarvis Bryant is seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.20
Jarvis Bryant is seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.21
Three men are seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant. Jarvis Bryant is seen on far right c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.22
Four young women are seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant. Josephine Traylor is seen on far left c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.23
Flower arrangements are seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.24
Flower arrangements are seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.25
Flower arrangements are seen at a grave-side memorial service for an unidentified woman, probably Sarah Brown Bryant. Silver gelatin print, 2.5"x3.5"
PhC.245.1.26
Josephine and Brady Traylor c. 1940. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.27
Josephine Traylor is seen on sidewalk holding two beverages c. 1945. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.28
Josephine Traylor c. 1940. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.29
Josephine and Brady Traylor c. 1940. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.30
Exterior picture of Traylor's Market in Rich Square. Appears to have been taken during a flood c. 1945. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.31
Josephine Traylor is seen in a formal dress c. 1950. Silver gelatin print, 5"x7"
PhC.245.1.32
Duplicate of PhC_245_1_32. Silver gelatin print, 5"x7"
PhC.245.1.33
Josephine Traylor is seen around age 10 c. 1920. Silver gelatin print, 3.5"x6"
PhC.245.1.34
Flatiron shaped building at the intersection of Main and Short Streets in Rich Square. No longer extant. Silver gelatin print, 8"x10"
PhC.245.1.35
Rich Square Post Office with Harrell Family home seen in background c. 1971. Silver gelatin print, 8"x10"
PhC.245.1.36
Formal portrait depicting Jarvis Bryant c. 1925. Silver gelatin print, 3.5"x5"
PhC.245.1.37
Mary Caddie Bryant Harrell is seen holding an infant Frances W. Harrell on the porch of the family residence c. 1930. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.38
Formal portrait of Agnes Lassiter, sister of Margaret Conner c. 1920. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.39
Unidentified young man with painted facial hair c. 1920. Silver gelatin print, 3"x4.5"
PhC.245.1.40
Formal portrait of an unidentified young man c. 1920. Silver gelatin print, 4"x6"
PhC.245.1.41
Illustration depicting Robert Joe Bryant and Sarah Brown Bryant, parents of Ellen Bryant Lane and Mary Caddie Bryant Harrell c. 1890. Copy of illustration on card, 16"x20"
PhC.245.1.42
Portrait of Sarah Brown Bryant. Copy of photograph on card c. 1880, 16"x20"
PhC.245.1.43
Colorized portriat of Ellen Bryant Lane, siseter of Mary Caddie Bryant Harrell. Copy of photograph on card c. 1880, 16"x20"
PhC.245.1.44
Commencement program for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill class of 1941. 4.5"x6"
PhC.245.1.45
Newspaper clipping of a memorial for Ezra Harrell published in the Virginian Pilot newspaper upon his death in 1967.
PhC.245.1.46

2. 1939 New York World's Fair branded scrapbook compiled by Edna Harrell Brouillard containing photographs, color postcards, ticket stubs, reciepts, hotel stationary and promotional material given from exhibits within the 1939 World's Fair.

3. Folder containing ephemera including genealogical information relating to the families depicted in this collection

Subject Headings

  • Brouillard, Edna Earle Harrell
  • Harrell, Ezra T.
  • Harrell, Mary Caddie Bryant
  • Traylor, Josephine
  • Traylor, Brady
  • Lassiter, Agnes
  • Lane, Ellen Bryant
  • Bryant, Sarah Brown
  • Bryant, Jarvis
  • Bryant, Robert Joe
  • World's Fair (1939 : New York, New York)
  • North Carolina
  • Rich Square (N.C.)
  • Northampton County (N.C.)