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.


  • Carl A. Bouslog
    Omaha, NE
    Date of Portrait: 10/16/1944
  • Anthony B. "Bud" Brown
    Westfield, NJ
    Date of Portrait: 09/11/1944
  • C.H. Brown
    Union City, NJ
    Date of Portrait: 01/24/1945
    Contact Pending
  • Martyn Byrd
    Lynchburg, VA
    Date of Portrait: 10/18/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Thomas J. Chamberlain
    West Haven, CT
    Date of Portrait: 01/28/1945
  • Thorer Christianson
    Bronx, NY
    Date of Portrait: 01/22/1945
    Portrait provided by family
  • Frank L. Clark
    Midland, PA
    Date of Portrait: 10/17/1944
  • LeRoy Collier
    Lafayette, IN
    Date of Portrait: 08/27/1944
    Portrait provided by family
  • Lyle W. Colyn
    Runnells, IA
    Date of Portrait: 01/29/1945
  • Robert H. Cooley
    Stark County, OH
    Date of Portrait: 11/30/1944
  • Carroll D. Corbley
    Des Moines, IA
    Date of Portrait: 01/22/1945
    Contact Pending
  • James H. Coston
    Camden, AR
    Date of Portrait: 11/28/1944
    Contact Pending