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.

 

  • Julian L. Johnson
    Hometown: Columbia, SC
    Date of Portrait:
    02/01/1945
    Contact Pending
  • Leon W. Johnson
    Hometown: Moline, KS
    Date of Portrait:
    01/20/1944
    Found
  • Marcel A. Judge
    Hometown: Bradley Beach, NJ
    Date of Portrait:
    09/25/1944
    Found
    Portrait provided by family
  • Paul "Buddy" Keller
    Hometown: , [Unknown]
    Date of Portrait:
    11/25/1944
  • Leopold J. Koppel
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date of Portrait:
    02/02/1945
    Found
  • Edwin L. Kress
    Hometown: Yates Center, KS
    Date of Portrait:
    11/26/1944
    Found
  • Sigmund M. Kryzak
    Hometown: , [Unknown]
    Date of Portrait:
    11/23/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Joseph C. Lamb
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Date of Portrait:
    01/23/1945
    Found
  • C.B. "Curly" Lamme
    Hometown: Galena, OH
    Date of Portrait:
    10/15/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Bob Langston
    Hometown: Whittier, CA
    Date of Portrait:
    10/14/1944
  • Ralph F. Lanzilli
    Hometown: Bronx, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    11/28/1944
    Found
  • Lawrence L. Lender
    Hometown: Gouldsboro, PA
    Date of Portrait:
    01/29/1945

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