Over a year ago, I posted this 16 x 20 portrait of Irvine and Anna Rebecca (Wertz) Bennett. While I did find living descendants, nobody wanted to claim the portrait. A few days ago, another researcher, who is working on this Bennett line and revising a book on the family, found the original blog post through a Google search and contacted me.
After trying to figure out how to ship a 16 x 20 flat object (more difficult than you’d think—I had to get creative!!), it will be on it’s way to West Virginia tomorrow. I’m so happy I finally found a home for this portrait…it’s certainly a one-of-a-kind piece and deserves a good home. And, the researcher will likely reproduce it in his book.