“A major exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA, that provides a glimpse into how the US Marines have been portrayed in American movies from the 1920’s to today. From 1918 “The Unbeliever” to “Guadalcanal Diary”, “Heartbreak Ridge” and “A Few Good Men”. Visitors trace Hollywood’s version of Marine Corps History.”
The exhibition features more than 30 posters photographed, restored, printed and framed by Rudinec & Associates.
Images from the Navy Art Collection will soon be on the set of the hit TV show, NCIS, starring Mark Harmon. The reproductions are the works of Navy Artist Morgan Ian Wilbur. In addition to “Steam for Speed“ (shown here), “USS Cornado Rides A Sparkling Sea”, “Naval Air Over Korea” and “Turnin’ & Burnin’” were also selected. The episode will be taped from March 7th through March 18th. Watch for them in the upcoming season. View over 6000 images from the collection at RequestAPrint.
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“GEORGE WASHINGTON” by Artist Unknown from the US Navy Art Collection gallery on RequestAPrint.net
On this day in 1782, George Washington created the “Badge for Military Merit”; this award was first given to three soldiers of the Revolutionary War. In 1932, on the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, the U.S. Department of War resurrected this award as the “Order of the Purple Heart”. Since then, 1.8 million have received the award.
To purchase a reproduction of “George Washington” on RequestAPrint, click this link: requestaprint.net/navy
References: This Day In History: History.com and The Purple Heart
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