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.

 

  • Otis G. Gray, Jr.
    Hometown: Huntsville, AL
    Date of Portrait:
    01/29/1945
  • John J. Guthrie, Jr.
    Hometown: Baltimore, MD
    Date of Portrait:
    10/21/1944
  • Don Guttentag
    Hometown: , [Unknown]
    Date of Portrait:
    11/26/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Fred J. Harper (KIA)
    Hometown: Hurlock, MD
    Date of Portrait:
    11/23/1944
    Found
  • Ral Harrison
    Hometown: New York, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    10/16/1944
  • Edward Hayward
    Hometown: New Orleans, LA
    Date of Portrait:
    10/20/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Richard B. Hester
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Date of Portrait:
    11/26/1944
    Found
  • William F. Hulse Jr.
    Hometown: Trenton, NJ
    Date of Portrait:
    10/21/1944
  • J.W. "Bill" Jackson
    Hometown: Washington, DC
    Date of Portrait:
    10/19/1944
  • C.J. Jackson (possible ID)
    Hometown: , [Unknown]
    Date of Portrait:
    10/17/1944
  • George R. Jerusinskis
    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
    Date of Portrait:
    10/18/1944
  • Julian L. Johnson
    Hometown: Columbia, SC
    Date of Portrait:
    02/01/1945

Pages