Elise and Harry Ayers as Children

Elise Ayers poses with her brother, Harry Brandt "Brandy" Ayers at the family home in Anniston, Calhoun County. Elise would go on to become a noted novelist and journalist, and Brandy would take the helm of the family's Anniston Star Publishing Company, founded by their father, Harry Mell Ayers.

Courtesy of the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University of Alabama Libraries