Smitty & Friend

Item

Maurice_WWII038_a.jpg
Maurice_WWII038_b.jpg

Title

Smitty & Friend

Description

WWII-Tent Life/New Guinea.
Ink drawing of two men sitting on a cot in a tent, the closest man is smoking a cigarette and looking down at something in his hands.
Verso: "23 Jan 45. This is Smitty, one of my tentmates in the 282d R/Co. He is in the act of placing a coin & bracelet in an envelope to mail it home. A friend looks on. This is his bunk with all allied paraphernalia."
Maurice added that Smitty would take the coin with the flower. He had a spoon that he would tap on the coin to flatten it out, then cut out the center to make a ring. The sound of tapping would drive everyone nuts.
Maurice.1676.

Creator

Maurice, Alfred P., ‏ 1921-

Date

1945-01-23

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
In Copyright: Hamersly Library has determined, as of 05/12/2020, this item is in copyright, which is held by Alfred P. Maurice.

Type

Image; StillImage

Coverage

Lae (Papua New Guinea)

Citation

Maurice, Alfred P., ‏ 1921-, “Smitty & Friend,” Omeka @ WOU, accessed December 2, 2021, https://omeka.wou.edu/document/1006.