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    Hank Porter "363 Ordnance Maintenance Company" WWII Insignia Illustrations, Photo and Letter Group of 4 (Walt Disney, 1940s). This is an extraordinary offering! Presented are two hand-painted original illustrations by Disney Legend Hank Porter (1900 - 1951) as WWII military insignias for the 363rd Ordnance Maintenance Company. Along with the two paintings is a black and white photo image of the new insignia and the letter, dated September 22, 1943, that accompanied the artwork when it was sent to the commanding officer. During the second World War, Walt Disney converted his new studio in Burbank into a virtual war production plant with an assembly line of military contract work that accounted for 93% of the studios output between 1942 and 1945. The department was headed by draftsman Hank Porter, whom Walt called a "one-man art department". The department, which included Mouseketeer Roy Williams and Disney Legend Bill Justice, worked steadily throughout the war, turning out nearly 1,300 insignias! We can see this image on page 237 of the book, Characters of Military. Rendered in gouache on 8.5" x 10" board, matted to 14" x 16" and on 7" x 10" Masonite. The black and white photo image measures 5" x 7". A fantastic assortment of military and Disney history! Condition is Very Good.


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    August, 2021
    6th-8th Friday-Sunday
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