|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Mildred Nix Huie Girl Scout photograph|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Born in 1906, Mildred Nix Huie was an artist, author, gallery founder, and teacher. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia, next door to Johnny Mercer and was a member of Juliette Gordon Low's first Girl Scout troop. She studied art in Rome and England and in the early 1960s moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia, where she opened The Left Bank Gallery. She also published a series of illustrated plantation books based on historical research on local plantations and managed WALB Radio and TV from 1941 to 1953.
She was named Woman of the Year by the city of Albany, Georgia, in 1950 for her many contributions, including helping to start Albany's Easter Seal Rehabilitation Centers and what is now Darton College. She was also featured on the television show "60 Minutes" for the life-size soft sculptures or parlor dolls she created.
Huie was involved in the St. Simons Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Inner Wheel, the Roundtable, and the Mozart Society. She died at the age of 93 in January 2000.
This collection contains a reprint of a 1912 photograph depicting Mildred Nix Huie as a Girl Scout earning her first aid badge in Savannah, Georgia. Laid out on the stretcher is her neighbor, Johnny Mercer.
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