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North Carolina Tourism, Illustrated by Hugh Morton

I know that many of you may follow the A View to Hugh blog, which covers the processing of the Hugh Morton photographs here at the North Carolina Collection. If so–or even if not–you might be interested in some of the state’s tourism literature that features Morton’s photographs. This week I found two such examples while filing travel brochures in our local ephemera collection. The first is from Airlie Gardens near Wilmington and the Morton images are color photos of pretty girls amongst the flowers, including a picture of Miss Polly Bergen, Queen of the Ninth North Carolina Azalea Festival. The second is an official brochure for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. Evidence that Mr. Morton was influential (as if we needed any more): both pieces state in prominent locations that the photographs are his.

Airlie Gardens Brochure CoverCape Hatteras Seashore Brochure Cover