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”.