The US Army's Hidden Treasures

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    WOW, Great find Syscom. I've seen some of the art before but never knew how much of it there really was. It's a shame the Army does not have the funding for a museum.:(
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I am actually going to write a letter to my congressman on this, to see if some of the pictures can be put on display at various locations.
     
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    I agree excellent find. It's truly tragic not to have the stuff on display.
     
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    A sincere thanks for that... stunning..

    A few of those pieces are well known but it's good to see the originals are safe
     
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    Perhaps the Smithsonian would be able to help out?
     
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    Holy crap, with that many pieces, the collection would require its own Smithsonian building! Man, I'd give a nut to see that, though....
     
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    Excellent find Sys.
    It's a shame that they are hidden away from public view. :(


    Wheels
     
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    Amazing art work!!
     
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    I am really impressed with such an incredible collection and efforts to record the nation's history.
    Amazing. Thanks for sharing, syscom3.
     
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    Good post, Thanks.
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    There is no reason why an organisation such as the Smithsonian or J Paul Getty couldn't have a gallery showing some of these items and rotate them on a regular basis. It would be quicker and cheaper than building a gallery capable of showing most of these items.

    I would pay to see such a collection
     
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    I'd be willin to bet a bunch of museums around the country could be persuaded to host an exhibition every now and then, with new pieces showcased every year: Veterans' Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, D-Day Normandy, Pearl Harbor Day, there are a ton of significant dates that would be appropriate to hosting military images. And I too would be willing to pay to see them!
     
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    Great find and very interesting. Many Thanks!!!!
     
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    I've seen some of those paintings from time to time in books but had no Idea the originals were hidden away like that. They really need to be brought out and shown!
     
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    Amazing.

    I do hope the Army can get funding for a museum sooner of later.
     
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    I'm familiar with this. While stationed at Ft. Ord, I learned of the Army Artists program. What they generally do is take soldiers who are artists and give them temporary duty to different locations. They take a camera and or sketch pad with them as they get deployed to any place the Army happens to be. Then they are brought back to their home unit and use any media they are comfortable with for their art work. I requested this but the Army at that time was drawing down and there wasn't a need then. Now however there is a big need for them but I'm retired now. I have some snapshots of the paintings I did while in the Army. For awhile I had a painting at every base I was assigned. :)
     
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    Well, why havent you shared them with us?

    8)
     
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    This was back before there were digital cameras and I'm not sure how to scan the photos I do have. I'll try to post what I can when I return from Russia. :)
     
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