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Hugh Cummings...photographer of La Cloche

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Hugh Cummings...photographer of La Cloche

Hugh Cummings...photographer of La Cloche. The Hugh Cummings Photography Collection captures the early days of Massey, Webbwood, and the surrounding landscape. In 1898, Hugh Cummings, an amateur photographer, opened a photography studio in Massey in 1907, the same year the Massey Fair began. Although Hugh was well known for his photographs of the local landscape, his studio became popular with Massey area residents who wanted to record birthdays, weddings, christenings and other festivities. Cumming's photography shop has been reproduced in the Massey Area Museum, including the table so familiar to many young subjects and their doting parents. Taking photographs of...

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