The painting is finished, now an image is sent to historians that are experts on the subject. Here are a couple of quotes from two who saw the image:
Upon opening the files, all I could do was exclaim, "FANTASTIC!" Mort has captured a moment, immortalized it, for all time. He is just absolutely SO good!
– Frank Walker, Orange County Historian
Yes, I second Frank’s vote of “FANTASTIC.”
My congratulations to Mort on his great way of dealing with the courthouse stair and fence questions, and my continued appreciation for his unfailingly accurate portrayals of the realities of travel and the road systems of the era.
- Ann L. Miller Senior Research Scientist
Historian, Virginia Transportation Research Council