Ernest family portrait
Portrait of John Fagan Ernest with his wife, Eliner Reynolds Ernest, and their child, John Reynolds Ernest, standing in front of their house in Sassafrass, Maryland. The child is holding hands with the family's nurse Hozana Cristy. Bell Jane Cristy, the family's cook, stands by the back fence on the left, slightly blurred.
Verso transcription: This is the home of John F. Ernest / Head of Sassafras, Kent Co. Maryland / Taken about 1892 / My father John F. Ernest / Mother, Elmer Reynolds Ernest / Myself, John Reynolds Ernest / With nurse Hozana Cristy / The colored woman by the fence is Bell Jane Cristy / John R. Ernest
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