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USAFpilot23 Sep 2020 1:59 p.m. PST

Specifically, what paintings, prints, posters, statues, busts, or any other piece of military art is displayed in your home? Looking for ideas.

I have lithograph prints of some of the aircraft I've flown. Always thought I'd like a large painting of a Napoleonic battle.

Rudysnelson23 Sep 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

In the store I have a plate with a raised silhouette of Napoleon on it.

I just sold a three foot long Sherman made of scrape metal. It is at a museum in Mississippi.
Several beer steins with military themes that I got in Stuttgart during 1979.
A few prints that I got in London decades ago. I also have a large number of prints from the US Army, Nation Guard and Company of military historians.
Not on display is a WW2 cruise book for the WASP. My uncle got it in a swap at the VA hospital, he lost an arm and severed spine. He also had a number of unit patches from swaps. Several unit albums from uncles, I had at least nine that served in the War.
Some mother odds and ends.

McWong7323 Sep 2020 2:59 p.m. PST

I have framed prints of the Battles of Yavin, Hoth and Endor around the place.

Also battlefield/campaign maps from the ECW, ACW and WW2 but have yet to get those framed.

Major Mike23 Sep 2020 4:00 p.m. PST

I got a copy of this from Dewars around 37 years ago, framed it and it hangs on the wall.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Sep 2020 4:27 p.m. PST

Midway print normally hangs in my office, but it's off while my wife repairs the framing.

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 4:32 p.m. PST

A large matted print of a RNAS Swordfish II.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 5:09 p.m. PST

42nd blackwatch charge at "Bushy run" (pontiac war) by Don Troiani

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 5:22 p.m. PST

A scene of US Dragoons in Mexico, unknown artist; Bayonet!Forward by Gallon; The Melee by Rocco; and The Battle of Nashville by Pyle.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 5:29 p.m. PST

None, aside from a charcoal drawing I did in college to duplicate a minor German expressionist's illustration of a medieval castle in the Alps. So it's of a "military site" as it were, but not a true piece of military art.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 5:53 p.m. PST

Now and then recently painted miniatures appear on a display shelf in the living room.

Also, I use an oversized camouflage bandanna as a dust cover for my computer monitor.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 6:25 p.m. PST

A Wilkinson Sword sponsored print of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, A print of US Plains cavalry at the charge, copy of of the September 1847 monthly report of the US Marine Regiment (Chapultepec), an Angus Kostam print, a print of the uniforms of the Batailon Neufchatel, three framed paper soldiers of the Franco-German War, a print of a Muslim warrior I got in Tunisia, and two military themed German beer steins. But I have gobs more prints that are not on display because I just don't have room for all of them.


Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 6:54 p.m. PST

Just a small sample of the collection.

I've since had this fellow matted and reframed

This one's flippin'' huge!

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 6:59 p.m. PST

These two were real finds. They're the original gouache paintings for illustrations in "Deeds That Thrill The Empire", a contemporary book series that chronicled VC winners of the Great War.

John the OFM23 Sep 2020 7:03 p.m. PST


Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 7:08 p.m. PST

A little bit of love for India.

The well known illustration of types of the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, 1804

Another from the same publisher (Orme).

Bandmaster and musician, Madras European Infantry, from Ackermann's "Costumes of the Indian Army" , 1846

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 7:11 p.m. PST

Three original, one-off French cartoons from the opening months of the Great War.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 7:13 p.m. PST

USAAF 1942 recruiting poster

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2020 9:17 p.m. PST

Washington at Valley Forge in my foyer

Romans fighting Dacians and an original Confederate bond in the computer room

My and my father's boot camp graduation pictures, my service display, Troani prints of US and CS Marines, prints of Marine musicians, and an original map of the lower Virginia peninsula in my painting room

A couple of metal signs with military themes selling ammunition, (early 20th century?), and my helmet collection in the library

I have a print of Roman soldiers using the toilet that I got at Houseteads, I think, that I want to put in the downstairs bathroom, but my wife won't let me.

Other prints are in storage.

Twilight Samurai23 Sep 2020 10:06 p.m. PST

The cheery scene above my painting/ hobby desk…


… the ending of a world.

Martin Rapier23 Sep 2020 10:39 p.m. PST

A print of the Turkish fortress at Kars in my study, otherwise it is just lots of plates in my various Art History books.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 2:33 a.m. PST

Usually battle prints. The odd painting of an individual or unit. Pride of place goes to maps from two old Column, Line and Square fall formal games c. 1970, colored in and professionally mounted and framed.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 4:31 a.m. PST

I have a few – a nice framed photo of AWI Royal Artillery re-enactors done by a buddy, a Captain of Hussars (French First Empire) painted by another friend and my wife great-uncle's discharge document from the Royal Flying Corps

KeepYourPowderDry24 Sep 2020 5:39 a.m. PST

I've got an original 1680s Sturt version of Streeter's Plan of Naseby hanging in my living room.

(Sturt's Plan was a Restoration version of Streeter's Plan but without the lozenge portrait of Fairfax)

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 6:59 a.m. PST

Three of Hefter's Army of the Republic of Texas.

khanscom24 Sep 2020 9:32 a.m. PST

Prints of Kitchener and Roberts (WWI) and a selection of cavalry prints from an old Wolfgang Tritt calendar.

Wolverine24 Sep 2020 10:10 a.m. PST

Kurz & Allison's "Battle of Stone River" (sic) above the fireplace.

George Cochran Lambdin's "The Consecration, 1861" in the dining room.

"Col. Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves," Harper's Weekly, May 18, 1861. Also in the dining room.

Two original lithographs depicting scenes from Sherman's March in the family room.

Many others, framed and unframed, are still awaiting "deployment."

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 12:41 p.m. PST

Place of honor to a bust of Alexander the Great in my game room. I also have Augustus, Napoleon,a 25mm Davout, and some beautiful watercolors of a variety of European soldiers from Medieval to WW I.

COL Scott ret27 Sep 2020 6:27 p.m. PST

I have an original pen and ink drawing by one of my Soldiers of a parachute jump with HMMWV in the foreground. Also pictures taken while jumping in to the desert and Ranger School graduation- a couple of other I love me stuff, and a painting of the assault on battery Wagner by the 54th Mass.

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