May 29, 2007

Early 20th Century Photographer H. Morrison

Saturday's library lecture (organized by Frank) was a big success. John Adamson shared dozens of photographs taken by Hugh Morrison, Jr. between 1898 and 1950. The Shenandoah County Historical Society acquired about 28,000 glass plate negatives by Morrison in 1999. Volunteers have done an incredible job cleaning and scanning a substantial number of these. The pictures show scenes in and around Woodstock (Virginia) and portraits of numerous county residents.

Researchers can see the finished prints in binders at the Shenandoah Room in the library in Edinburg, VA. There are forms for local residents to fill out if they can identify people or buildings in the photos. That library is just off I-81 and it has an impressive collection of genealogical resources.

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