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Morrison Studio Collection

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Morrison Studio Collection


Morrison, Hugh Jr. (1871-1950)
Morrison, Louis
Morrison, James


In 1899 Hugh Morrison Jr. opened a photograph studio on W. Court Street in Woodstock after several years of working in the area as a travelling photographer.

Between that time, and the time his grandson James Morrison closed the studio in 1988, the Morrison family captured thousands of portraits, landscapes, and buildings on film and glass negatives. In 1999 the Shenandoah County Historical Society acquired over 31,000 of these negatives from the estate of local collector Charles D. Bauserman.

This collection contains digitized versions of these photographs.

Through a partnership between the historical society and the Shenandoah County Library's Truban Archives access to a growing number of these images is available to the public. Current projections indicate the full collection will be available for viewing sometime in 2028.

This collection does contain some images that viewers may find inappropriate.


Morrison Studios


Hugh Morrison Collection, Shenandoah County Historical Society Inc.


Shenandoah County Library




A special thanks to Tracy McMahon for her dedicated work entering metadata for this collection.


Digital images: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)
Contact the Shenandoah County Historical Society for permission to utilize images commercially, for high resolution scans, or for prints.

Collection Items

Unidentified Woman
Unidentified Woman wearing large hat.

Unidentified Man
Unidentified man with waxed mustache and high collar, portrait

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified Woman in polka dot blouse, portrait

Unidentified Men
Two unidentified young men in vests and jackets, portrait

Unidentified girl
Unidentified girl wearing sailor collared dress, portrait

Unidentified Women
Three unidentified women wearing high-collared dresses

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified Woman

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified Woman with hint of smile

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified Woman wearing spectacles and dress with striped collar

Unidentified Man<br /><br />
Unidentified Young Man in suit and striped tie

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified Woman holding handkerchief, dress with matching collar and cuffs

Unidentified Child
Unidentified Child on armrest of rattan bench wearing big bow

Unidentified Photographs
Image shows many individual images of people

Unidentified Women
Two young women with sister-like resemblance

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified young woman wearing dark gloves and high stiff collar

Unidentified Men
Two unidentified men wearing cowboy hats and suits

Unidentified Boy
Unidentified boy's image from group photo circled with white paint.

Unidentified Man<br /><br />
Unidentified Man with mustache

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified Woman

Unidentified Woman and Child
Unidentified elderly woman in hat holding unidentified toddler

Unidentified Man<br /><br />
Unidentified Man with mustache wearing suit with bow tie

Unidentified Couple
Unidentified young couple sitting side by side

Unidentified Woman<br /><br />
Unidentified Woman wearing white blouse with ruffles

Elwood Santmiers
Elwood Bowman Santmiers as a very young boy.

Elwood, son of George R. and Mary Elizabeth Bowman Santmiers, was born in Woodstock Virginia in 1899 and died in Highlands County Florida in 1978. He was married to Anna R. Santmiers (1899-1999).

Unidentified People
Three separate unidentified portraits, all are damaged
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