Engage Veterans

Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black

Special | 58m 29s

Elizabeth Black left a promising Pittsburgh art career to join American Red Cross efforts during World War II. She proposed a unique project to sketch hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen throughout Europe and send the treasured portraits to worried families back home - all across America.

Aired: 11/07/13

Rating: NR

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