ANNAS, HARRY FORREST
ANNAS, HARRY FORREST (1897–1980). Harry Forrest Annas, photographer, son of Frederic Duff and Viola Mae (McGee) Annas, was born on February 27, 1897, in Washington, Iowa. He married Marjorie Mae Iliff on June 22, 1933; they had four children. After World War I service in the Rainbow Division in France, Annas enrolled in Dad Lively's Southern School of Photography at McMinnville, Tennessee. In 1926, shortly after he graduated, he opened a studio in Columbus Junction, Iowa; he subsequently moved his business to Webster City, Iowa. In search of prosperity during the Great Depression, he and his wife moved to Lockhart, Texas, in 1933. Annas's photography achieved national recognition when his photographs were included in Barbara Norfleet's The Champion Pig (1979). Norfleet described his photographs as "the best in the country" and acquired a number of them for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. Annas claimed to specialize in "all kinds of photography"; his work, like that of other small-town studio photographers, filled many needs in the community. He worked at his studio on the south side of the courthouse square in Lockhart until his retirement in 1970. He died on November 19, 1980.
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