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    Posted 8 years ago

    scottvez
    (891 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Wonderful! Thou art a dangerous collector, scott vez!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Yet another great item !
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks again petey!

      scott
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Could the wooden shoes be the signature of the artist/engraver?
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Interesting thought walksoftly! I really don't know on this one.

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

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks much bellin!

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks mikko!

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks vetraio!

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks amber, designer, ks and official!

      scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking packrat!

      scott
    15. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks tlmbaran!

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking tom!

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking billy!

      scott
    18. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks p....

      scott
    19. scottvez scottvez, 7 years 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, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking packrat.

      scott
    21. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks ux. If you like trench art, be sure to look at my other CW postings.

      scott

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