Summary: Vivian Blackwell Cloyd donated several family items, including a drawing, photograph, ticket and receipt. The drawing is an original by artist Pattie East, who taught art in the Fort Worth schools for about 50 years. For many years she lived at 2208 N. Edgewood Terrace in the Meadowbrook area. She was the widow of Norman H. East. This drawing was found in the estate of one of her students, Vick Ball, who died in 1989; his niece is the donor. It is estimated by the donor that the drawing was done in the late 1920s, coinciding with the time Mr. Ball was the artist's student.
In a later conversation, Mrs. Cloyd remembered her uncle would go on sketching trips with Mrs. East. She believes he had some private lessons from her, in addition to being her student at Polytechnic High School. She said Victor Ball became the head hog buyer at Swift and Co. in the Fort Worth Stockyards, but he continued to paint. She believes there are some of his paintings at TCU of bluebonnets.
Other items belonged to the donor's father, Roy Blackwell, who was service manager for Sanford Webb Motor Company of Fort Worth. For several years, Blackwell drove old cars in the Stock Show parade.
Pictured: Pencil drawing of the Horse Fountain on the Tarrant County Courthouse Square, circa 1920s
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