Warren and Julie Payne


L o u i s v i l l e, K e n t u c k y

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William Hession (1883-1979)

William Hession was a stone cutter and later a fireman on the Illinois Central Railroad, as well as a photographer and painter. He painted scenes far-flung from his native Louisville, Kentucky. He was a friend of Fontaine Talbot Fox III, famous for the "Toonerville Trolley" comic strip.


A collection of his photographs is held by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

Single House, Charleston


oil on canvas board

14 x 10 inches

signed lower right and dated '51

Inscription verso partially obscured by tape.



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