County Life, Cultural Objects

Schoolroom Blackboard

People
Associated Person: John William Wertz
Associated Person: Eliza Lewis Harvey Wertz
Date
Unknown
Places
Aria, Huffville (Locust Grove District)
Material/Medium

Pine boards

Specifications
  • Width: 72  1/2 inches
  • Height: 34  1/2 inches
Description

This blackboard was constructed by framing three pine boards and painting them with black paint. It was built for home use by the Wertz family and remained in the house until the property was sold in the early 2010s. The writing and sketches on the board were left as found.  Names written in script include “Nancy, Calloway, and George Wertz.”

Keywords
Blackboard, chalkboard, Aria Post Office
Bio Sketch

John William Wertz (1848-1897) and Eliza Lewis Harvey Wertz (1855-1916) reared ten children in their home at Aria (now Huffville). They owned a store and ran a post office there.