Portraits for the Home Front

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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.


  • Edward J. Gamache
    Cohoes, NY
    Date of Portrait: 02/06/1945
  • Richard N. Garcia
    Pasadena, CA
    Date of Portrait: 01/24/1945
  • Murray J. Goldman
    Bridgeport, CT
    Date of Portrait: 11/24/1944
    Contact Pending
  • William W. Graham
    Louisville, KY
    Date of Portrait: 10/19/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Otis G. Gray, Jr.
    Huntsville, AL
    Date of Portrait: 01/29/1945
    Contact Pending
  • John J. Guthrie, Jr.
    Baltimore, MD
    Date of Portrait: 10/21/1944
  • Don Guttentag
    , Hometown Unconfirmed
    Date of Portrait: 11/26/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Fred J. Harper (KIA)
    Hurlock, MD
    Date of Portrait: 11/23/1944
  • Ral U. Harrison
    New York, NY
    Date of Portrait: 10/16/1944
  • Edward Hayward
    New Orleans, LA
    Date of Portrait: 10/20/1944
    Contact Pending
  • Richard B. Hester
    Los Angeles, CA
    Date of Portrait: 11/26/1944
  • William F. Hulse Jr.
    Trenton, NJ
    Date of Portrait: 10/21/1944
    Contact Pending