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DescriptionHank Porter – "Little Girl" 1st Photographic Mapping Squadron World War II Insignia Preliminary Art (Walt Disney, c. 1940s). Of the hundreds of military insignia designs created by the Walt Disney Studios, the most popular characters were birds, followed by cats, dogs, and fish. Here's a very rare design by Hank Porter incorporating a young girl in a military uniform, happily marching on with her mapping camera in one hand. Hank Porter (1900 – 1951) was Walt Disney's number one artist for creating these character insignia designs for all branches of the US Military. Mr. Porter was a staff artist in the Disney Publicity Art department. In this drawing, the influence of Disney Legend Fred Moore on Hank is evident in this child's happy, open-mouth smile and bright eyes with long lashes. The design was created in graphite and color pencils on onionskin paper measuring 8.25" x 9". The circular design has a diameter of 7.25". Condition is Very Good with minor handling wear.
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