I bought this shell and while i understand a lot of trench art was done by locals to sell to tourists, i’m having my doubts that this is a commercial job due to a couple of things…
• unfinished panel. Wouldn’t they have completed the entire thing before selling?
• American Indian. Second infantry was doing a lot of training in France at the time and would have had the time away from enemy lines to etch.
• folk art style. The artistic quality and style is not high end. It doesn’t look like something you’d buy.
Can anyone help me figure out more about this casing from the markings on the bottom? Or have any input about the artwork?
I’m new so i’ll have to reply with additional photos.