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DescriptionHank Porter "Bee" Navy Training School Salvage World War II Insignia Preliminary Art (Walt Disney, c. 1940s). The "patient" is recovering nicely in this original insignia preliminary drawing. Naval salvage after the horrendous attack on Pearl Harbor was very important, and schools were set up to train divers and others in this effort. This large drawing of a busy bee tending to a sink ship is from the hand of Hank Porter (1900 – 1951), who was Walt Disney's go-to man for creating comical character insignia designs for all branches of the US Military. Mr. Porter was a staff artist in the Disney Publicity Art department, but his amazing skills had him in great demand. While Art is in graphite and color pencils on onionskin paper, trimmed in a circle with a diameter of 8". Minor handling wear. Very Good condition.
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