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DescriptionHank Porter - "Mosquito" World War II Insignia Preliminary Art (Walt Disney, c. 1940s). During World War II, the Disney Studios were asked to create individual insignia designs for military planes and boats. Here's an excellent "mosquito" WWII insignia designed for the Civil Air Patrol station in North Carolina. It was created by master designer Hank Porter (1900 – 1951), with the huge ‘skeeter sinking a ship. Porter was Walt's go-to man for creating great insignia designs, in addition to his work as a Disney Publicity Art department staff artist. The art for this design is in graphite and color pencils on carefully trimmed paper; it measures 8" at the base, and is 9.75" tall. A similar finished version of this design appears on page 224 of the Japanese book Characters of Military. Minor handling wear. Very Good condition.
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