Digging Potatoes

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.
Currently not on view
date made
Hussey, Walter J.
place made
United States: Ohio, Mount Pleasant
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 8 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift from Richard S. Hussey
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Walter J. Hussey Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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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