A0081 – Ella Harper Messer Photoalbum

A0081 – Ella Harper Messer Photoalbum



Title: Ella Harper Messer Photoalbum
 Date span: 1910-c. 1918
 Physical description: 1.17 linear ft. (1 box) 19 page album
 Creator(s): Ella Virginia Harper Messer
 Language note: English



Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to complete a registration form and comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Acquisition Information: Donor noted as Messer (2016.022)

Custodial History: Dismantled prior to 2013; some items may have been added to other collections. An attempt has been made to restore the items to their original source.

Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library



Historical Note:  Ella Harper (1896-1984) was born in Brevard County, Florida, and moved to Boynton Beach in 1901 with her parents, Franklin Pierce Harper (1853-1920) and Sophronia Taylor Harper (1857-1930) and nine sisters and one brother. She was the first Boynton student to graduate high school at a West Palm Beach High School in 1914. She married Oather Earl Messer in 1918 and moved to West Palm in 1919 and raised seven children.

Scope and Content Note: Family photographs taken in the Boynton Beach area, chiefly circa 1915-1918. Includes group portraits and candids of friends and family in early Boynton Beach, Florida.

Collection available for viewing online at FIU's Digital Collections Center, search on "A0081" and on Flickr 

Processing Information: Collection processed 2017 / sms
Date of Finding Aid: June 2019 / gc



A0081-L-001          Ella Harper and friend, c. 1917
A0081-L-002         Group of boys and men in bathing suits, c. 1917
A0081-L-003a       Boynton School, 1913
A0081-L-003b       Boynton's early schoolhouse, c. 1905
A0081-L-004         Harper women, 1910
A0081-p02-002    Franklin Pierce Harper, c. 1917
A0081-p02-003    Harper family on the beach, c. 1915
A0081-p02-004    Florence and Marian on the beach, c. 1913
A0081-p02-005    Harper family outing, c. 1915
A0081-p02-006    Harper family outing, c. 1915
A0081-p03-001    Three Harper women, c. 1917
A0081-p03-002    Harrell Building, c. 1920
A0081-p03-003    Harper and McKay families, c. 1916
A0081-p03-004    Sophronia Harper, c. 1917
A0081-p03-005    Stella Harper and baby, 1918
A0081-p04-001    Edith and Edna Lesher, smoking pipes, c. 1918
A0081-p04-003    Stella McKay in her car, c. 1918
A0081-p05-002    Franklin Pierce with his cows, c. 1918
A0081-p05-003    Ella, Stella, and Bessie, c. 1917
A0081-p07-003    Boynton Campfire Girls Camp Trip, 1915
A0081-p09-008    The Merry Dancers, Lake Worth, Florida, 1913
A0081-p12-001     Young Joe Pence, c. 1914
A0081-p13-001     Four children, 1908
A0081-p14-001    Group of young women on the beach, c. 1915
A0081-p14-003    Pence family, c. 1913
A0081-p15-002    Pineapple field at Boynton, c. 1915
A0081-p17-001    Charles Pence in front of orange tree, c. 1915
A0081-p17-002    Girl with "I'm Single, Are You" flag, c. 1918
A0081-p17-004    Camping meal, 1916
A0081-p18-001    Ella Virginia Harper Messer, c. 1917