Tuesday, August 21, 2007

WWII German Prisoner War Painting

Another great Thrift Store painting for Jim Shaw:

Seller's description: It was painted by a German Prisoner of war during World War 2. The painting is of a US Military Officers wife and was painted by a German prisoner of war. After seeing the prisoners talent the guard gave him a picture of his wife back home and asked the captive to paint his sweethearts picture so he could take it back to her. The prisoner agreed to only after working out a deal with the guard so he would be provided with materials to paint on and some paints. The painting is done on a scrap piece of box that was from some sort of military shipment that had been sent there. The size of the picture is and is signed on the bottom P.W. German Ratazerak (the PW stands for Prisoner of War).

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