This unique collage celebrates General George S. Patton Jr. A senior officer of the U.S. Army, Patton is best known for his aggressive and capable leadership during WWII.
This is a twice-signed envelope addressed by Patton to his father, "Mr. Geo. S. Patton / San Gabriel / California / U.S. America”. There is a light blue stamping at lower left which reads: "Passed as Censored A.E.F." This slightly covers the second signature "G S Patton / Capt USA." The original envelope was postmarked by the U.S. Army Postal Service, September 19, 1917.
The original autograph is artfully presented with two black and white photographs of the General. The top photograph, an official U.S. Army portrait taken in 1945, shows Patton wearing his uniform and 4-star service cap. This photograph depicts Patton at the end of WWII, after his promotion to four-star General. The bottom photograph depicts Patton standing at attention and saluting in a military Jeep, while in command of the Third Army. General Omar Bradley is seated at the back at the Jeep and is also saluting.
Educated at West Point, George S. Patton Jr. (1885-1945) began his military career leading cavalry troops against Mexican forces and became the first officer assigned to the new U.S. Army Tank Corps during World War I. Promoted through the ranks over the next several decades, he reached the high point of his career during World War II, when he 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. Late that same year, Patton’s forces 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, capturing 10,000 miles of territory and liberating the country from the Nazi regime.
Framed Dimensions: 40” H x 17.5”W x 2” D.