Offered is a collage celebrating General George S. Patton Jr. This collage features Patton's signature on an envelope postmarked January 20, 1919. Patton has signed the paper “Col. G.S. Patton Jr./Am. E.F. France.” Patton's neat signature appears on the left-most part of a free franked envelope, with “officers letter” written in Patton’s hand at right.
A senior officer of the U.S. Army, Patton is best known for his aggressive and capable leadership during WWII. Patton began his military career leading cavalry troops against Mexican forces. He became the first officer to be assigned to the Army Tank Corps and was steadily promoted through the ranks. During WWII, Patton led the U.S. 7th Army in its invasion of Sicily and swept across northern France at the head of the 3rd Army in the summer of 1944. Patton’s forces also played a key role in defeating the German counterattack in the Battle of the Bulge, after which he led them across the Rhine River and into Germany, liberating the country from the Nazi regime.
Overall very good condition. Cut signature piece shows very small tears around edges and light toning. No severe wear, and nothing that affects signature. Framed with a black and white photo of Patton in full uniform. Framed according to conservation standards in a dark frame.
Framed dimensions: 28" H x 18" W x 2" D.