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Welty, John H

The Ohio County Public Library Archives and Special Collections department has are digitized original 16 mm film shot by John Henry Welty. These films were donated the Library archives by the Welty Family, including Ellen Gano and John Welty. The films were passed down through the family upon John H. Welty’s passing in 1955.

John H. Welty was one of nine siblings, including his twin brother, Albert and his youngest brother Elmer. According to the Welty family, "The three brothers started Welty Buick Company in 1918 but, as we learn through the films, they had many outside interests, including chicken farming, fox terrier breeding and showing, traveling, and, as you will see, filming family and local events of the day. This collection is part of approximately 25 reels that are in the Welty collection."

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