Portraits for the Home Front

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Elizabeth Black's family discovered copies of about 100 portraits in her collection. WQED is working to find the surviving veterans or descendants who might be interested in these keepsake portraits drawn by Elizabeth during WW2. Please share this page with veterans organizations or others who might help WQED connect these sketches with appreciative families.

The gallery also includes some sketches that did reach the home front during World War II. The families have provided copies to help complete the collection and better catalogue Miss Black's work. Those portraits are noted accordingly. Watch for new portraits and corrected info as we receive it.


  • Sidney L. Agnelly
    New Orleans, LA
    Date of Portrait: 10/21/1944
  • Marshall J. Allen
    Pendleton, OR
    Date of Portrait: 02/06/1945
  • Raymond F. Alm
    Chicago, IL
    Date of Portrait: 08/19/1944
    Portrait provided by family
  • Robert A. Armstrong
    Little Rock, AR
    Date of Portrait: 11/26/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Sal Auriemma
    Hoboken, NJ
    Date of Portrait: 02/05/1945
    Contact Pending
  • William C. Barna
    Raritan, NJ
    Date of Portrait: 01/21/1945
  • Hubert J. Bell
    Elberton, GA
    Date of Portrait: 11/27/1944
  • Myer J. Bernstein
    Philadelphia, PA
    Date of Portrait: 02/07/1945
  • Floyd Blakely
    Columbus, OH
    Date of Portrait: 10/20/1944
  • William L. Bodemer
    Irvington, NJ
    Date of Portrait: 11/27/1944
    Contact Pending
  • James Bordino
    No. Arlington, NJ
    Date of Portrait: 10/16/1944
  • Leon Bosteels
    Norwell, MA
    Date of Portrait: 10/20/1944