Alden Lee Morrison was born in 1867 at Roanoke to William Dexter and Sarah Jane (Allman) Morrison. Lee, as he was known, first married in 1889, Estin Peterson of Peterson Siding1. There were two children born of this union, Mamie and Brooks. In 1903, Lee married for his second wife, Ora Ethel Scarff of Orlando.
Note: Farther down this page, the portrait of Lee's daughter and niece is from Lee's studio and the photo of Lee selling to train passengers is also attributed to him. To the right three of Lee Morrison's larger works. Click on the small images to enlarge them.
In the center is a funeral group of a Lodge brother taken in Orlando. Lee provided solemn documentation for a number of his lodge brothers. See how the mass of the hearse is balanced by the mass of the brotherhood, and how the lighter texture of the trees and other mourners frame them and offer visual relief. Note that the white horse is blurry, a reminder that the early technology required a long exposure time.