Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Anthia Brady Hughes ~ 1868-1949 / Willie Hughes ~ 1895-1986



Marker ID: THC 2E 68
Location: at the intersection of E. Main St and Mulberry St, McMinnville, TN
County: Warren
Coordinates: N 35° 40.839    W 085° 46.11
  35.68065    -85.7685
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AFJ
 



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Anthia Brady Hughes
1868-1949
Willie Hughes
1895-1986


Anthia Brady worked on riverboats on the Tennessee River in the late 1800s. After her marriage, Anthia Brady Hughes opened Hughes Studio in McMinnville in 1898. In 1918, her daughter, Willie, entered McMinnville's Southern School of Photography. Willie joined her mother in the studio and continued her work until 1978. Using cameras as large as 8" x 10", they did glass negatives, hand tinting and left more than 35,000 photos of life in McMinnville.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission