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Cpl. Technician Jeanette Henriques

Francis Vandeveer Kughler1944

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum
Yonkers, NY, United States

In 1943 artist Francis V. Kughler, Hudson River Museum Director H. Armour Smith and Women’s Army Corps recruiter Joanne Coates conceived a plan to encourage women of Yonkers to enlist in the army and honor their contribution. Every Yonkers woman who joined the WACs would have her portrait made in oil or pastel by Kughler.

Jeannette Henriques worked in Tarrytown at GM Eastern Aircraft before becoming a WAC. After basic training she was shipped to Indiana for Medical Technician School.

Details

  • Title: Cpl. Technician Jeanette Henriques
  • Creator: Francis Vandeveer Kughler
  • Date: 1944
  • Location: Yonkers, New York
  • Provenance: Museum Commission, 1944 (INV.0113)
  • Subject Keywords: Portrait
  • Medium: Pastel on paper mounted on board.

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