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WQED PITTSBURGH

Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black

  • Aired: 04/22/2015
  • 58:19
  • Rating: TV-G
Elizabeth Black abandoned a promising Pittsburgh art career to join American Red Cross efforts during World War II. She proposed a unique project to sketch soldiers throughout Europe and send the treasured portraits to worried families back home. Seventy years later, Black's son uncovered her fascinating memorabilia and shared it with WQED.
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Documenting Elizabeth Black's sketches from Word War II.
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