Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Description

Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.

Physical Description

1 bracelet : aluminum ; 70 mm. diam.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1944.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: World War Two Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries Special Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 2616 times , with 37 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Creator

  • We've been unable to identify the creator(s) of this object.

Donor

  • Micak, Ed. Ed Micak, World War II veteran, who served in Italy.

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Description

Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.

Physical Description

1 bracelet : aluminum ; 70 mm. diam.

Notes

Example of a World War II souvenir, this type of bracelet was often made of scraps of shells, downed aircraft, etc. This example is from aluminum, and may have been part of a shot-down airplane.
Gift: Ed Micak, April 2007.

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Collections

This object is part of the following collection of related materials.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Creation Date

  • 1944

Coverage Date

Start & End Dates

  • 1939 - 1945

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 7:55 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Sept. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.

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Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy), physical object, 1944; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2167/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.