Helen Morrison was an artist well known for her portraits and a series called “Great Americans” during the 1940s. During a visit to Kentucky, she photographed residents in Zion Hill, Sugar Hill and Stringtown near Lexington and Midway.
Dr. Luther Adams, Amanda Higgins and two members from Scott County’s Zion Hill community discovered Morrison’s Kentucky photographs after Chicago’s Newberry Library displayed them online. All agreed the photos were noteworthy, and the Morrison-Shearer Foundation and Newberry Library shared digitized photos for display state-wide.
Because little is known about some of the exact locations or identity of the individuals and families in the photographs, visitors who can identify them are encouraged to contact the library at (502) 863-3566.