Two More Photos from Morrison Photography, Chattanooga, Ohio

At one time, in the late 1800s or just after the turn of the century, Chattanooga, Ohio, had a photographer–Morrison Photography. I know this because I have a couple photos with Morrison, Chattanooga, O, incised into the frame mat.

This photographer is somewhat of a mystery. Was he located in Chatt or was he located nearby? I looked through several sources that list businesses in the Chatt area during that time period but found no mention of a Morrison that was a photographer.

In the late 1800s and through 1920 there were several Morrison families living within 2-3 miles of Chatt, a little north in Blackcreek Township, but they were farmers and there are no Morrison photographers enumerated in the censuses. I wrote a blog post about this a few years ago. [1]

Chatt has always been a very small town and I never heard that there was a photography studio there. Or did Morrison set up his studio in an established building and did not advertise much? Maybe he worked out of his house? Or did he go to people’s homes and take photos? One of the photos below was taken in front of a house.

Recently two more Morrison photographs surfaced, the images sent to me by a reader. We hope that someone might be able to identify these people. The originals are large photos, 8×10 inches.

Perhaps these faces look familiar. They might be your ancestors. 

Morrison Photography, Chattanooga, O.

Morrison Photography, Chattanooga, O.

I would love to hear from anyone who can identify these people.

[1] Karen’s Chatt, “ Morrison Photography, Chattanooga, Ohio,” 15 July 2011, .


    • Levi Miller on January 14, 2024 at 4:30 pm
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    Hello Karen,
    I am researching my Miller ancestors from Haskins, Wood County, Ohio. My ancestor was George G. Miller, who was born in 1800 in New York. He settled in Haskins, Ohio in 1860 until his death in 1894. I found an article published Sat. Aug. 15, 1891, in The Daily Sentinel from Bowling Green, Ohio, which reads “- Morrison took a picture of five generations in one family the other day. It was of old Mr. Geo. Miller of Haskins, and a rotation of four daughters.” Morrison Photography had a studio in Bowling Green and also Chattanooga. I am convinced this is one of the pictures taken in 1891 and I would be very interested in it, or a copy if you were willing.

    Thank you!
    Levi Miller (323) 992-7283

    1. You provide some interesting information about Morrison Photography. I have very few Morrison photos and I do not know of the one you ask about. I will be sure to let you know if I come across a photo like this. Thanks for writing!

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