Asahel H. Hussey, Walter's Father

Asahel H. Hussey, Walter's Father

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Glass plate negative made by Walter J. Hussey, 1885-1910. Asahel H. Hussey, Walter's father, born in Mt. Pleassant, Ohio, on November 23, 1833.
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.
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Object Name
glass negative
glass plate negative
date made
Hussey, Walter J.
place made
United States: Ohio, Mount Pleasant
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift from Richard S. Hussey
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Asahel was recorded as a minister of the Society of Friends in 1873 and thereafter traveled throughout the United States and also abroad to participate in religious services and conventions. He was also an inventor and was awarded three US patents - a suction cow milker (#514,551) and hedge trimmer (#97,925). train-stopping apparatus (#1,112,372). Other ventures of his included pork packing, woolen mill, and plant nursery and greenhouse,

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