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.

 

  • Joe Nemetz
    Hometown: Pittston, PA
    Date of Portrait:
    11/18/1944
    Found
  • Peter C. Nunziato
    Hometown: Long Island, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    10/16/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Hans Pauls
    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    01/24/1945
    Found
  • Frank "Chuck" Perry
    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Date of Portrait:
    11/28/1944
  • James A. Philipps (KIA)
    Hometown: Waukegan, IL
    Date of Portrait:
    11/22/1944
  • Samuel E. Pisaro
    Hometown: Livonia, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    11/30/1944
    Found
  • Salvatore Pizzo
    Hometown: , [Unknown]
    Date of Portrait:
    11/27/1944
  • Edward Powers
    Hometown: Salem, NJ
    Date of Portrait:
    01/28/1945
    Contact Pending
  • Donald Pysher
    Hometown: Williamsport, PA
    Date of Portrait:
    10/17/1944
    Found
  • Emmett A. Ramer
    Hometown: Rock Island, IL
    Date of Portrait:
    11/27/1944
  • Ray Rosario
    Hometown: Bronx, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    11/18/1944
  • Paul V. "Bud" Ross
    Hometown: Akron, OH
    Date of Portrait:
    02/06/1945
    Found

Pages