Gallery All photos from the Ashton family collection. Horace created an ornate gate for Villarosa’s entrance. Villarosa was surrounded by forest in 1953. Civilization encroached upon Villarosa. Horace Ashton took risks to shoot amazing photographs. This painting by Horace Dade Ashton appeared on the cover of the Foreign Service Journal. Horace Ashton dressed for his lecture tour. President Theodore Roosevelt helps dig the Panama Canal. President-Elect William Howard Taft rides an elephant. Horace Ashton photographed Mark Twain and his wife playing cards.