Ellen Surrey

Ellen Surrey is a Los Angeles based illustrator with a love of all things nostalgic.

Stories By Ellen Surrey

My Childhood in the California Sun Gave Me Skin Cancer…and It Was Worth It

I wouldn’t trade those carefree beach days for anything.

In 1913, She Walked Down the Aisle Disguised as a Man

Colorado’s first same-sex marriage happened more than a century ago, when a lovable rogue named Helen Hilsher — posing as "Jack Hill" — married her sweetheart.

Meet the Kim Kardashian of the 1890s

How an unexceptional vaudeville performer turned a lurid tabloid scandal into national fame and a lucrative personal brand.