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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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WW1 mess kits provided a large canvas for for soldiers and enterprising individuals to decorate as souvenirs for soldiers.

This particular example contains an Infantryman in helmet, the US Flag, and a nurse.

In addition the engraver has added Infantry crossed rifles and a pair of wooden shoes!

Unfortunately, the owner didn't engrave a name or unit. so the specifics of his wartime service have been lost.

Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

scott

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    What a pitty - all that work and no real identifying data - except we can be pretty sure he was infantry.
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Wonderful! Thou art a dangerous collector, scott vez!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks Chris-- it is ashame, but very typical of most trench art items.

    Based on the inclusion of the nurse, it was also likely that he was wounded or sick at some point and required medical treatment.

    scott
  4. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Yet another great item !
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again petey!

    scott
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Could the wooden shoes be the signature of the artist/engraver?
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Interesting thought walksoftly! I really don't know on this one.

    scott
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    It is just a thought, every thing else is related to WWI, but the Netherlands were neutral & suffered economically.
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly-- I am glad that there are others out there with an interest in this as well!

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks much bellin!

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikko!

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks vetraio!

    scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks amber, designer, ks and official!

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking packrat!

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran!

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking tom!

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking billy!

    scott
  18. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks p....

    scott
  19. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
    Thanks for looking padmelupin! If you like trench art, be sure to look at my other related posts. I have trench art from the 1890s thru the modern era.

    scott
  20. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
    Thanks for looking packrat.

    scott
  21. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
    Thanks ux. If you like trench art, be sure to look at my other CW postings.

    scott

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