1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 19, 2017 11:46 AM by Rachael Salyer

    battlefield paintings world war II


      my relative painted battlefield photos during world war II.  does anyone know how I can find them?

        • Re: battlefield paintings world war II
          Rachael Salyer Pioneer

          Dear Jean Marie,


          Thank you for submitting your question to the History Hub. If you could provide us with a little more information, we might be able to offer you more assistance. For example, do you know if your relative created the paintings as part of his/her work for a U.S. military or government organization, or was he/she working independently? Do you know where he/she painted the battlefield scenes (e.g. in Europe vs. in the Pacific)? Could you provide us with a name?


          For instance, if your relative was commissioned by the Office of War Information (Record Group 208: Records of the office of War Information [OWI] | National Archives), then you might be able to find some of the artwork at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. This series, for example, contains original artwork for World War II posters: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2842724. It has been digitized and is available online through the National Archives Catalog.


          For more information about that series, or if you have questions about artwork and other images held at the National Archives in College Park, you can contact the Still Pictures Branch; their email address is stillpix@nara.gov. You can also find more information on our website: Photographs and Graphic Works in College Park, Maryland | National Archives


          Thank  you, again, for your question, and good luck with your continued search!

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