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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Sep 2020 9:18 a.m. PST

On a scale of 0 (none) to 10 (everywhere!), how much historical military artwork (paintings and prints) do you have on display in your home?

Miniatures do not count.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

Probably 3 prints on display, and a whole lot not on display. Is that a 2 or a 3?

SBminisguy23 Sep 2020 9:35 a.m. PST

A few paintings and militaria in my home office, a few statuettes in the living room. So maybe a 3??

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

Say, "5?" in my digs? My Wife wanted it kept out of our Living Room, Kitchen and her own room, but it's cheek-by-jowel in my Office, Bedroom, and our Den.

And like 79th PA, much of it (including framed items) is stuck behind doors or still waiting to be framed.

At this point, the latter ain't gonna happen….


15th Hussar23 Sep 2020 9:38 a.m. PST

My living room, which includes my library, dining room and hallway. The Two bedrooms (and baths), plus porch/lenai don't.

So, roughly 5.

enfant perdus23 Sep 2020 9:42 a.m. PST

9 , as there's none in the bathrooms.

Only one modern print, the remainder are a mix of lithographs, etchings, original posters, and paintings, plus two bronzes. I'm a seller as well as a collector, so probably ⅓ of what's hanging will be moving on. Then there's the 100+ items not displayed…

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 9:55 a.m. PST

About 10 in my encourage me to paint!

Personal logo jrbatso Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 10:06 a.m. PST

8 in the basement game room.

nickinsomerset23 Sep 2020 10:23 a.m. PST

A few military pictures and presentation pieces up the stairs and on stairs wall and the upstairs hall, Phoenix propeller above the snug door, some plaques in the study. In the wargames shed, various photos, mugs, memorabilia of 30 years service and a few prints.

Tally Ho!

Rudysnelson23 Sep 2020 10:29 a.m. PST

A few small prints that I picked up when I was in London during 1982. They are in my room.

Sajiro23 Sep 2020 10:34 a.m. PST

7 or so that are paintings, prints or recruiting posters, and then two historical photographs from WWII that my grandfather acquired when his unit opted not to keep them after the war. As a rough guess, I'd say there was about another 7 or so items that are statues or unit crests from units I served with over my career. That's just the stuff I don't consider memorabilia. In hindsight, maybe the photos fall into the memorabilia category, although they hang above my desk because I like seeing them every day.

PzGeneral23 Sep 2020 10:48 a.m. PST


Jcfrog23 Sep 2020 10:49 a.m. PST

Whole bunch around the game room and office.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 10:58 a.m. PST

I would say 2

That is to say, two pictures – one a very nice framed photo of AWI reenactors dressed in Royal Artillery uniforms and a hand painted Hussar Captain (2nd Hussars, French First Empire) from a friend

We do have a number of miniatures on the mantleplace and on book shelves but as noted they do not count

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 11:06 a.m. PST


Dagwood23 Sep 2020 11:15 a.m. PST


My wife's owls win out !

Rich Bliss23 Sep 2020 11:32 a.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 11:34 a.m. PST

2, I do have some photos that I took but as far as "art" just two.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 11:42 a.m. PST


Gear Pilot23 Sep 2020 11:42 a.m. PST

No historical military art. A couple of historical architectural items.

Art in my game room consists of scifi movie posters and scifi gaming posters.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

Historical: 0. Fantasy: 2 (six pieces in my game room, only).

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 11:45 a.m. PST

In my basement 8 Prints…about 20 photos…all periods…some of my relatives..

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 12:23 p.m. PST

I have somewhere between plenty and lots. It is not generally on display unless an appropriate game is planned.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 12:38 p.m. PST


Huscarle23 Sep 2020 12:51 p.m. PST

Probably a 7 or an 8 (if I include the Leighton pre-Raphaelite prints). The rest are some film posters, an Athena LoTR poster, A Belgian Tintin print and some film photos, plus a few photos of SWMBO grin

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 2:41 p.m. PST

Somewhere between none and less than that.

Grelber23 Sep 2020 3:56 p.m. PST

A print of Turner's "The Fighting Temeraire, tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838" hangs over our fireplace. Arguably not really military art, though.

My room has prints of "The Battle of Maiwand," Remington's "Charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill," and a picture of Greek evzones charging in 1897. I also have photos of various military leaders, a poster of Confederate regimental flags from a display at the Alabama State Archives, and my grandfather's unit photo from World war One.

No other military type art in the house.

I'm thinking that makes me a 3 or 4.


peterx Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 5:33 p.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 5:55 p.m. PST


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 6:18 p.m. PST

Since most of my collection of military artwork is not displayed, I'd have to say about a 2.

But my prized possessions are displayed -- a print of the Charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo that my dear wife had framed for a Christmas present and a copy of the monthly report of the Regiment of US Marines for September 1847 (Chapultepec) that I received as a retirement gift from my co-workers at the Mississippi Archives.


Corporal Fagen24 Sep 2020 8:57 a.m. PST


Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 9:20 a.m. PST

One- though it's a peace time painting of a carrier air crew working on the deck of the Lexington with a Goshawk in view during the 1930s.

My wife bought it for me as I described my job like running an air crew on a carrier deck and she thought I'd like it (and I did).

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 3:10 p.m. PST



JimSelzer25 Sep 2020 4:45 p.m. PST

1 exactly 1

COL Scott ret27 Sep 2020 6:29 p.m. PST

A few in the loft which was going to be a wargames area until more people keep moving back to our house.

Some day

jefritrout29 Sep 2020 2:26 p.m. PST

Does a painting of "Man in a Golden Helmet" count. The painter who tried to copy Rembrandt's painting did a poor job of recreating the man, but it ended up looking like my grandfather. If that one counts then 4 otherwise 3.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2020 12:25 a.m. PST

9 Prints

Jeffers13 Oct 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

I rotate two prints: one of a spitfire signed by Johnnie Johnson and Douglas Bader and another of a Lancaster signed by Leonard Cheshire. I decided many years ago I didn't want to live in an Airfix catalogue so limited myself to that.

kodiakblair19 Oct 2020 9:13 a.m. PST


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