During the early 1930s, Eudora Welty traveled across Mississippi as a publicist for the Works Progress Administration and used the opportunity to take hundreds of photographs of her native state. “Welty” juxtaposes some of these photographs with excerpts from her writing to show the relationship between her source material and her writing.
“Welty” comprises fourteen photographs and passages from her books such as The Wide Net, Delta Wedding, The Golden Apples, A Curtain of Green, and Some Notes on River Country. The photographs were selected from more than 1,200 negatives Welty donated to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
“Welty” Exhibit Specifications
Fourteen (14) panels: 18 1/4” x 27 1/4”
Photo panels include metal frames, Plexiglas, and hanging wire
One (1) shipping crate
Crate size: 130 lbs. 22 1/2” (h) x 22 1/2” (w) x 35 1/4” (l)
To learn more about the Traveling Exhibit Lending Policies and Procedures, the content of specific exhibits, or to book an exhibit, please contact:
Outreach Programs Coordinator
Museum Division, MDAH
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571