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RPPC of large Trench Art lamp made on USS Huntington

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    Posted 4 years ago

    scottvez
    (923 items)

    As a serious trench art collector, I love to find original period documentation.

    It is much harder to find than the actual trench art.

    This Real Photo PostCard (RPPC) shows a large shell that has been decorated with a dragon and 1919 date.

    Lettering at the bottom of the rppc shows that it was "Made by Adams and Green, USS Huntington".

    Shipboard shops had tools and equipment that allowed sailors to make some fantastic trench art pieces.

    The rppc has an AZO (triangles up and down) that brackets the 1919 date. The rppc most likely dates from 1919-- don't know if it was a souvenir for one of the makers (or fellow sailors) or if it was used to advertise for pieces.

    The USS Huntington (USS West Virginia until 1916) served as a troop transport post WW1 and these lamps would have been a hot selling souvenir for those returning soldiers.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Yep, named after Huntington, WV. The name was changed in order to give the WV name to the battleship.

      scott
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Scott,
      This really very cool! I've actually never seen one of these until now.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking scott!

      Here is a large trench art lamp of mine that may be of interest:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/74114-monumental-trench-art-lamp

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks tassie!

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much for looking flea!

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking david and rob.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking kiva and nobucks!

      scott

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