Smithfield Herald

November 25, 2013

Johnston County’s hidden treasure now on display

Hanging on walls at the back entrance of the Smithfield library, the intricate etchings detail scenes from North Carolina’s past. The library bought the full set of 51 etchings in the 1960s for about $3,000. Created by Louis Orr, a famed artist, the etchings went into storage because the library had no money to frame them. They are now valued at more than $60,000.

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