Item 455: Wood Carving of a PoW Dressed in a Navy Pea Jacket

Item 455: Wood carving of a PoW dressed in a navy pea jacket with red PoW patch, trousers and cap

DESCRIPTION:   Wood carving of a PoW dressed in a navy blue pea jacket having the distinctive circular red PoW patch on the back, trousers with a red stripe down one side, work boots, and a cap.  Arms at his side.  On a wooden base with P.O.W. on one side, No.14259 on the opposite side.
The number represents the owner’s number, not the carver!
14 cm tall. Base is 6 X 6 cm. The base at the feet is broken on all four sides.
Four photos showing different views.
From the Henderson Homefront Collection

A primitive style wooden carving of a man dressed in navy pea-jacket and cap, mounted on a block of wood, recognizably a piece of folk art with discernible details (cap,boots, trousers, jacket)

Item 455, View 1 of 4, Wooden carving of a German prisoner of war held in Canada during the Second World War. seen from front. (Photo credit R. H. Henderson)

Item 455 View 2 of 4 Wooden carving of a PoW in navy coat, right side (Photo credit R J Henderson)

Item 455 View 2 of 4 Wooden carving of a PoW in navy jacket (Photo credit R J Henderson)

Item 455 View 3 of 4 Wooden carving of a PoW in navy coat seen from the back. Large red circle on back of jacket

Item 455 View 3 of 4 Wooden carving of a PoW in navy jacket, seen from back (Photo credit R J Henderson)

Item 455 View 4 of 4 Wooden carving of a PoW in navy jacket seen from the left side (Photo credit R J Henderson)

Item 455 View 4 of 4 Wooden carving of a PoW in navy jacket (Photo credit R J Henderson)

 

4 responses to “Item 455: Wood Carving of a PoW Dressed in a Navy Pea Jacket

  1. Good Morning,

    I am a London based student, and I am doing a Project inspires in the PoW’S uniform, with the red circle at the back. due that there is not much visual resources about this uniform, I was wondering if there is any possibilities for you to send me an email with all the visual references that you have about this subject!.

    Thank you so much in advance,
    Kind Regards,

    Joaquin

  2. A identical carving, without the identification marks, is held by the
    Canadian War Museum Collection, Ottawa.

  3. Joaquin – are you still interested in obtaining information of PoW Uniforms?

    I really regret not replying sooner, but had developed major halth problems.

    Robert Henderson

  4. It was me (Jill), I had the website off line for quite a while.
    We’re back now.
    Happy New Year all.

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