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Two (2) Maria von Matthiessen (American, 1944-2001) gelatin silver prints, each depicting a dilapidated barn in a rural setting. Both signed "Maria von Matthiessen" lower right, below image. Both housed under glass in matching wooden frames with giltwood fillets. Includes a group of photocopied letters, newspaper articles, and exhibition records, including a letter from President George H.W. Bush regarding a portrait the photographer took of him, circa 1992. Images range in size from 6 1/4" H x 9 1/8" W to 10 5/8" H x 7" W. Sights: 13 1/2" H x 10 5/8" W. Frames: 17" H x 14 1/8" W. Note: Maria von Matthiessen was known for her images of rural Southern scenes along with photographic portraits of well known celebrities like Jimmy Stewart, politicians, and particularly country music singers (her book, Songs from the Hills: An Intimate Look at Country Music, was published in 1993). Her work was recently the subject of an exhibit at the Michelson Museum in Texas. Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frames.