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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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Here is a sampling of Trench Art canteens from the Spanish American War era to WW2.

The central canteen is from the Spanish American War era. It has a canvas cover that has been decorated with a central patriotic shield design. The artwork has been added to both sides of the canteen.

Upper left is a US WW1 aluminum canteen that has been engraved with oak leaves and branches on one side and a piece of fruit on the other.

Upper right is a WW2 captured Japanese canteen that has ben engraved with a local "Luzon" scene on one side and a presentation on the back.

All three represent soldier or artist handiwork in turning WAR REFUSE into decorative souvenirs of service.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.

scott

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    Nice grouping!
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting chris!

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again bellin! I appreciate you looking at my postings.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks buss, vetraio and walks.

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks petey! I am a huge collector of trench art from many eras.

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks p....

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks toolate.

    scott
  9. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    I love these there so awesome!!!
  10. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Thats cool that the WWI canteen has a threaded cap too
  11. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Looks like the spanish civil war one would of had a strap on it
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The threaded cap became a standard for US canteens around WW1 (and continues today).

    I find it interesting that SOME WW2 Japanese canteens still have a cork seal (like the one pictured).

    scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The painted canteen is US and from the Spanish AMERICAN War era-- 1898.

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom and toolate.

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking trgrubaugh.

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking oldwatch.

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks buss and musik.

    scott
  18. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks p....

    scott
  19. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking musik!

    scott
  20. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking rob and bratjdd!

    scott

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