Portraits from the Home Front

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.

 

  • Anthony B. "Bud" Brown
    Hometown: Westfield, NJ
    Date of Portrait:
    09/11/1944
  • C.H. Brown
    Hometown: Union City, NJ
    Date of Portrait:
    01/24/1945
  • Martyn Byrd
    Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
    Date of Portrait:
    10/18/1944
  • Tom Chamberlain
    Hometown: West Haven, CT
    Date of Portrait:
    01/22/1945
  • Thorer Christianson
    Hometown: Bronx, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    01/22/1945
    Found
    Portrait provided by family
  • Frank L. Clark
    Hometown: Midland, PA
    Date of Portrait:
    10/17/1944
    Found
  • Lyle W. Colyn
    Hometown: Runnells, IA
    Date of Portrait:
    01/29/1945
    Found
  • Robert H. Cooley
    Hometown: Unknown, Unknown
    Date of Portrait:
    11/30/1944
  • Carroll D. Corbley
    Hometown: Des Moines, IA
    Date of Portrait:
    01/22/1945
    Contact Pending
  • James H. Coston
    Hometown: Camden, AR
    Date of Portrait:
    11/28/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Charlie G. Crockett
    Hometown: Baldwyn, MS
    Date of Portrait:
    10/16/1944
    Found
  • George M. Currie
    Hometown: Washington, D.C.
    Date of Portrait:
    10/17/1944

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