Coming Home from WWI
These are scans of a postcard (about 3×5) from WWI. The soldier, having served in France, returned to the United States on this ship.
I combined the two images to create an 20×30 image for as assisted living apartment for the soldier’s son. I chose not to repair the creases and discolorations of the original. I also chose to leave the soldier’s handwritten note at the bottom, “I came home on this boat”. I wanted it to look like the vintage piece that it is.
Matted, framed, and hanging in the apartment, this was quite a surprise to the new resident. A unique piece of art that brings back memories and creates a sense of “home”.