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Welty-Publicity-PicDuring 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.

Visit the Eudora Welty House for more information on Eudora Welty, her life and her works. Also, learn more about the Welty: Other Places Traveling Exhibit here.

“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)

Traveling Exhibit Lending Policies and Procedures
Opening Report
Closing Report

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
Phone: 601-576-6997