Francis C. Sessions


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Francis C. Sessions from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Francis C. Sessions. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Francis C. Sessions is a picture, with genre photograph and portraits. Its dimensions are 2 in. x 3.5 in..

It was created around 1855-1870.

Columbus Picture Gallery is the Creator. M.P. Rice & A.I. Rice is the Photographer. Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This photograph of Francis C. Sessions is from the Maynard Johnson Family Photo Album. Francis Sessions was a successful dry goods merchant in Columbus, who prospered in the wholesale wool business, invested in railroads, and eventually became founder and president of the Commercial National Bank. Francis married Mary Johnson on August 18, 1847. Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. The Sessions were interested in promoting art and art instruction in Columbus. The Sessions art collection formed a basis for the Columbus Museum of Art collection. Francis planned upon his death for his estate to found the Sessions Academy of Fine Arts and museum to foster art education in Columbus.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0004_001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 8, 2001. It was last updated October 20, 2017.