Digging Potatoes

Description
Glass plate negative of people digging potatoes, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio.
The collection in the Photographic History Collection consists of over two hundred glass plate negatives made by Walter J. Hussey (1865-1959). These glass plate negatives consist of daily life in and around Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Mr. Hussey's friends and family, studio portraits, his trips to the Washington, D.C. area, and Florida.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
glass negative
photograph
date made
1885-1910
maker
Hussey, Walter J.
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 8 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Mount Pleasant
ID Number
2010.0080.42
accession number
2010.0080
catalog number
2010.0080.42
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Walter J. Hussey Collection
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

This area was a Quaker settlement in eastern Ohio. The Jefferson County historical society would probably love these pics http://www.jeffcochapter.com/HistoryOfMtPleasant.html
"Dear Ms. Backstrom, Thank you for your interest in the Hussey Collection. It's a gem! I believe the donors have worked with the Mt. Pleasant Historical Society to let them know about it. Best, Shannon"

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