Mid-Century "To Have To Hold" American Military Copper Display
A mid-century United States military copper plaque that reads ‘To Have To Hold’ displaying two American soldiers, one from 1776, the other 1940. This pre World War II decorative military display also recites Stephen Decatur ‘s literary poem entitled Our Country. This artwork is constructed of a thin copper material and dates to 1940 with emphasis on the history of America’s freedom and resolve. Constructed of a thin copper material with embossed imagery and print, picturing a colonial soldier from the Revolutionary War and ‘Dough Boy’ from WWII era.
- edge and surface age wear
- scratches in the finish
- green colored tarnishing on the backside
- the measurements reflect the size of the protective holder