A photo. Of a painting. Of a kiss. A 1940s kiss. From my father’s drawing book.
My submissions for the weekly photo challenge usually come from my father’s war album filled with black and white images. So, in that album I find nothing blue. However, in his sketch books, while he usually favoured green (don’t know why), I found this painting of a seascape with blue sky and blue sea. It’s… Continue reading
A bit of research on Google revealed that this ad for Abbots Lager was painted near Tobruk, Libya, in January 1941 by the 6th Division of the Australian Army. (‘Journey to Tobruk: John Murray – Bushman, Soldier, Survivor’ by Louise Austin). My father wrote under the photo: ‘Australian beer is best’.
Another photo from my father’s war album. There’s also his postcard-sized painting on the same theme: