Picked these up recently. Normally out of my area of collecting interest but they were too nice to pass up. First is an NCO Paratrooper with his French
girlfriend?... Photographer is marked "Alix Paris". It appears to be hand colored.
The second portrait is of the same soldier by himself and later in the war as he is now a more senior NCO. This looks to be a watercolor or chalk drawing. both images are roughly 12 x 16 (+ -).
While the pictures themselves are quite remarkable the fact that they survived all these years and made it to the U.S. is just as amazing,.. considering how fragile these type of items can be... A few small dings but overall in great shape No name unfortunately but an interesting story. Wonder if he was still in France on D-Day?...
Hope you enjoy.
Edited by irish, 03 March 2019 - 08:05 AM.