Benjamin Williams

Faces of Rural America (2011)


About Faces of Rural America

Faces of Rural America is a project facilitated by the Massillon Museum and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The exhibition is focused on two American portrait photographers, Belle Johnson (1863–1945) and Henry Clay Fleming (1845–1942), whose work is represented by over 2,000 images in the Museum's permanent collection. These photographers operated studios in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries in the rural cities of Monroe City, Missouri and Ravenswood, West Virginia, respectively. The Museum has worked in collaboration with libraries and historical societies in these towns to publicize and facilitate the project.

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