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Volume 26, Number 10 — October 2018

WANTED ! Wertz Photographs

July 31, 2016

ABINGDON, VA — The Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, is seeking pictures by portrait photographer George Wertz who operated Wertz Photographic Studio on Main Street in Abingdon from 1875 to 1924. The Historical Society is compiling memorabilia of his life and his significant contribution to photography.

Wertz pictures of children are his most popular. He also was a pioneer in taking pictures of Washington County from open biplanes in the early 1920s. A panoramic view of Abingdon taken in 1915 is in the Library of Congress.

Photographs can be digitally recorded and returned to owner or be donated to the society which is located at Depot Square, Abingdon. Call 276-623-8337 or visit www.

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