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George Kossuth, Photographer, Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 2974


Photographic prints and negatives from Wheeling, West Virginia, photographer George J. Kossuth. Collection contains approximately fifty prints and negatives, including color prints and oversize photographs taken by Kossuth between 1904 and 1959, though most of the items are undated. Subjects are chiefly of artists and musicians, including Pablo Casals, Carl Sandburg, John Phillip Sousa, Eleanor Steber, Richard Struass. Also included are photographs of Richard Nixon and George Kossuth himself. A complete list of subjects is available in the library.


  • Creation: 1904-1959 and undated


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Biographical / Historical

George J. Kossuth was born in Clifton, West Virginia, in 1886, the son of Peter Kossuth, a cabinet-maker and carpenter from Kentucky. In 1909 George Kossuth opened a photography studio in Wheeling, West Virginia. He later served as chairman of the board of the Photographs Association of American and a trustee of the Winona School of Photography. George Kossuth died in 1960.


0.5 Linear Feet (Summary: 6 in. (2 flat storage boxes, 3 in. each))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

George Kossuth, Photographer, Photographs, 1904-1959 and undated
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US