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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. Volunteers from the historical society worked over the next several decades to house, number, and scan each image. This effort resulted in over two tons of Morrison plates and negatives being processed and digitized.

This collection contains those 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 of a sexual and/or graphic nature that some 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.
A special thank you to the Shenandoah County Historical Society for their efforts to number and scan each image.


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

Collection Items

Poe Literary Society
Photograph of Massanutten Academy's Poe Literary Society as printed in the 1917 academy yearbook.

A. Carroll Richmond is pictured third from left. The other cadets are unidentified.

Three members of the team for that year were Jacob Greiner…

Unidentified Cadet
Unidentified cadet from MMA wearing his school uniform.

Junior Gymnasium Team
Photograph of Massanutten Academy's "Junior Gymnasium Team" as shown in the 1917 yearbook "Aggelos."

The students are unidentified. Professor G.H. Richwine is the director and pictured on the front row, far right with the bow tie.

Massanutten Academy Tennis Team
Photograph of the 1917 Massanutten Academy Tennis Team as they appeared in the 1917 yearbook "Aggelos."

Pictured are, from left to right:

Front Row: A. Douglas Dymock, "Prof" G.H. Richwine (Director), A. Carroll Richmond, Kenneth…

Y.M.C.A. Officers
Photograph of the Massanutten Academy Y.M.C.A. Officers as pictured in the 1917 yearbook "Aggelos."

Photographed, from left to right are:

Arthur Morgan, James Mahikoa, Mathew Francis, and John Crawn.

Massanutten Academy Senate
Photograph of Massanutten Academy's "Senate" as it appeared in the 1917 yearbook "Aggelos."

Pictured are, from left to right:

Front Row: Mathew Francis, "Professor" Charles Smith, Ralph Schramm

Back Row: Arthur Morgan, Edgar Diehl, Garnet…

Massanutten Academy Junior Class Officers
Photograph of Massanutten Academy's Junior Class Officers as they appeared in the 1917 yearbook "Aggelos."

Pictured, from left to right, are:

Arthur Morgan, A. Carroll Richmond, Garnet Gillan, and Edgar Diehl.

Unidentified young child seated on a table and holding a doll.

The name, "Rosenberger", is written on the glass plate.

"Bchee Cook"
Unidentified woman with shoulder-length hair and wearing a striped dress, is seated on a bench.

The name, "Bchee Cook", or something like that, is written on the glass plate.

"Garnet Tusing Ms Duncan"
Unidentified U.S. Navy sailor in uniform and seated with his arms folded across his chest.

The words, "Garnet Tusing Ms Duncan", are written on the glass plate.

U.S. Navy Sailor
Unidentified young man, seated, and wearing the uniform of a U.S. Navy sailor.

The patches and other insignia on his uniform indicate he was a "boatswain's mate" or "coxswain".

Helen Duncan and Baby, Nancy
Helen Rita (Stephens) Duncan, of Fort Valley, seated on a chair and holding her infant daughter, Nancy.

The name, "Helen Duncan", is written on the glass plate.

Boy in a Suit
Unidentified boy wearing a suit (with short pants) and tie and seated on a bench.

Toddler on a Bench
Unidentified toddler seated on a bench.

Toddler on a Bench
Unidentified toddler seated on a bench.

The image is slightly blurred.

Donald Eugene Fisher
Donald Eugene Fisher only lived for eight months.

This photograph of him was taken sometime before he died on December 9, 1935.

Donald was the son of Wilbur G. (1912-1994) and Erma Maude (Seal) (1918-1981) Fisher. He had a brother, Jerry…

Young Family
Unidentified man, seated, with an unidentified woman and baby posed beside him.

Probably, this was a young family.

Girl With Bow in Her Hair
Unidentified little girl with short hair and bangs, is standing by a bench and wearing a bow in her hair.

Two Little Girls
Two unidentified young girls holding hands. Both girls have short hair and bangs and are wearing similar dresses with bows in their hair.

Young Man Seated
Unidentified young man seated on a bench and wearing a suit and tie.

Frank and Maggie (Burner) Didawick and Children
Group photograph of the K. Franklin and Martha (Burner) Didawick family.

Identified are:

Seated (l to r): ?, K. Franklin Didawick, Harry F. Didawick, ?

Standing (l to r): ?, ?, Martha F. "Maggie" (Burner) Didawick, Loy Didawick, and…

Mother and Child
Unidentified woman, seated and holding an unidentified baby on her lap.

Probably, this was a mother and her child.

Unidentified young woman wearing a graduation cap and gown and holding a small bouquet of flowers.

Girl on a Bench
Unidentified young girl with short hair and bangs, is seated on a bench.

Woman Seated
Unidentified young woman with short curly hair, is seated on a bench.
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