Amza Lewis Fitch Collection

Title

Amza Lewis Fitch Collection

Subject

Fitch, Amza Lewis, 1839-1913
Fitch, Ella Jane Veazie, 1845-1919
Morris, Ella Maude Fitch
Ship captians
Veterans

Description

Captain Amza Lewis Fitch served in the Civil War in the 13th New York Heavy Artillery and the Navy. Fitch and his family lived in Oak Park, Illinois, where he worked as a ship captain for boats on Lake Michigan after the war.

Images in this collection include portraits of Captain Fitch, his wife Ella Jane Veazie Fitch, and his daughter, Ella Maude Fitch Morris.

Collection Items

Amza Lewis Fitch
An older Captain Amza Lewis Fitch of Oak Park, Illinois, poses for a portrait. Fitch served as a captain on Lake Michigan.

Amza Lewis Fitch
Amza Lewis Fitch wears a dark suit during a portrait session.

Amza Lewis Fitch Home
Amza Lewis Fitch, the father of Ella Maude Fitch Morris, and the family dog, "Moe", stand in front of their home in Oak Park, Illinois.At bottom: "Girlhood home of Ella Maude Morris; her father and Dog 'Moe.' 407 Home Oak Park, Ill."

Amza Louis Fitch
Amza Lewis Fitch poses for a portrait in New York City. On verso: "Maternal grandfather of John Amza Morris."

Abbie Lewis Fitch
Abbie Lewis Fitch poses for a portrait next to a floral-backed chair. On verso: "Mother of Captain Amza Lewis Fitch."

Ella Veazie Fitch
Ella Veazie Fitch poses for a portrait wearing a plaid dress. On verso: "Wife of Captain Amza Fitch."

Ella Jane Veazie Fitch
Ella Jane Veazie Fitch, wife of Amza Lewis Fitch, poses for a portrait wearing a dark dress. The image is signed, "For dear sister Ladin, Sep. 8, 1886."

Ella Jane Veazie Fitch
Ella Jane Veazie Fitch poses for a portrait wearing several necklaces and large earrings. Beneath photo: "Dear maternal grandmother of John Amza Morris." On verso: "Granddaughter of Maria Taylor and George Veazie. Wife of Captain Amza Lewis Fitch,…

Ella Maude Fitch Morris
Ella Maude Fitch Morris poses for a portrait with an open photo album. On verso: "Mrs. Harry Morris, d. 1950's Washington D.C. Daughter of Captain Amza Lewis Fitch, Oak Park, Illinois."

Ella Maude Fitch Morris
A young Ella Maude Fitch Morris wears a jacket with a fur collar for a portrait session.

Ella Maude Fitch Morris
Ella Maude Fitch wears a light colored dress for a portrait session.On verso: "Only child of Captain Fitch, married Harry Morris in Oak Park Sept. 23, 1905, mother of John Amza born 1905 at Wisconsin."

Ella Maude Fitch Morris
Ella Maude Fitch Morris poses for a portrait wearing a polka dot dress.On verso: "Mrs. Harry Morris (Oak Park & Washington DC), daughter of Captain Fitch."

Amza Lewis Fitch and Ella Maude Fitch Morris
Captain Amza Lewis Fitch and his daughter, Ella Maude Fitch Morris, sit during a portrait session. A small dog sits next to them.On verso: "Grandfather and mother of John Amza Morris."
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