Jill Mathis Collection

Donated by Peter Veritas

MORSE CODE (Gattinara, Italy), 2000
Jill Mathis
Photograph, 16" x 12"

"During the Civil War telegraph lines were often strung in the vineyards among the grapes and lines to disguise their location.  The popular phrase 'I heard it through the grapevine' was developed from this practice of passing news from one location to another."

Gift of Peter Veritas, in honor of his father Peter J. Veritas, '57

To view the five photographs in Bryant University’s Jill Mathis Collection click on the links in the sidebar.