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Collection TitleCL 125 Morrell Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:4/29/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Carl Morrell in 2004. 
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Genealogy--Morrell Family; Photographs; Small business; Tailors

Morrell Family-Andrew and Anthony Sr. Morrell came to Elmira, NY from Italy in 1893.   Anthony Sr. and his wife had 10 children; Pauline, Donald, Edmund, Joseph, Carl, Anthony Jr., Gerald, Thomas, Paul and John.  Shortly after arriving in Elmira, Andrew Morrell opened a tailor shop at 110 State Street.  The shop moved to 101 East Water Street when Anthony Sr. joined the business.  Anthony Sr. retired from the business in 1951, and his sons Carl, Tony, Tom and Donald moved the store to 303 College Ave.  They closed the shop in 1981. 

Scope:The Morrell Family Collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings and business cards.  The bulk of the collection consists of images of the Morrell family and their places of work from 1903 to 1934. 
Extent.25 linear feet
Date Span1903-1952
AbstractThis collection contains images and documents relating to the Morrell Family. 

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Photograph showing the back room at Morrell's with Mr Morrell and a salesman; lining the walls are many bolts of fabric for making gentleman's clothing.Photograph010101
Photograph of the interior of the Morrell Brothers Tailor Shop with proprieters Anthony and Andrew Morrell, circa 1910. Photograph010101
Photograph of Tony, Carl, Toots, Paul, Joe, Pauline, Don, Tom, Jack and Jerry Morrell, 1934. Photograph010102
Photograph c. 1934 showing the nine Morrell boys: Tony,Carmine,Don,Toots,Tom,Paul,Jack,Joe & Jerry; with litle "Sis" bringing up the rear.Photograph010102
Photograph of the Langwell Hotel lobby with employees Robert Daily, Paul Everts, and Paul Morrell, circa 1930. Photograph010103
A photograph of an unidentified parochial school(probably eighth grade) with two priests.Photograph010104
Group photograph of the Elmira Catholic High School class of 1934 including Jean Sheahan, Mary Dandrea, Ann Falsey, Father Lee, Father Reilly, Anna Shortskefur, Gertrude Herrick, Leonard Corsi, Caro Morrflu, Mike Santoni, Leo Ferris, John Dowdi, James Lynch, Myron Supple, Phillip Riffs, J.J. Hoterfitz and the Karas sisters. Photograph010104
Photograph of the Italian American Band including John Stephani, A.J. Morrell and Harry Lagonegro.Photograph010201
A photograph of five members of an unidentified or dated band in elaborate uniforms with plumed hats and instrumentsPhotograph010201
An interior photo of the A.J.Morrell Shop at 107 E.Market Street,c. 1927-1929,showing Mr. Morrell,Rocco D'Orio and Son.Photograph010202
Photograph of the interior of the Morrell Tailor Shop, 107 East Market Street, circa 1927. Photograph010202
An interior photograph of an unidentified barber shop probably in the early nineteen hundreds,labeled only "Daddy barber"Photograph010203
Photograph of A.J. Morrell's Barber Shop, 105 East 5th Street, circa 1903. Photograph010203
A photograph of what appears to be a commercial (unidentified) laundry showing a staff of five women and two men.Photograph010204
Group photograph of 2 men and 5 women in the laundry room of the Rathbun Hotel, circa 1915. Photograph010204
A sepia photograph of a young man named Johnny Rudy.Photograph010205
Portrait of John Rudnisky.Photograph010205
A family(Morrell?) photograph of what appears to be three generations with six adults and three children,no date or location.Photograph010206
Postcard showing a man in a buggy in front of an unidentified house.Postcard010206
A sepia photograph of a Victorian house,with a horse and buggy in front; probably the Morrell home at 1867 Davis Street.Photograph010207
Morrell Family featuring Joseph, Robert, Andrew Mercury, Matilda, Marie, Margaret, Michael, Andrew and Anthony Morrell, circa 1916.Photograph010207
A large photograph of the Erie Depot Indian Statue in Elmira,NY.Photograph010301
Photograph of the Indian statue at the Erie Depot. Photograph010301
Copy of a newspaper clipping from the Elmira Star Gazette dated 10/4/48 with pictures of the "Erie Depot Indian Statue" here and its duplicate in Chicago.Newspaper Clipping010302
Newspaper clippings about the Indian statue at Elmira's Erie Depot, 1948-1952.Newspaper Clippings010302
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