Question regarding etching of the USS Louisville
I have an etching of the USS Louisville that I am digitally restoring for my Father-in-Law which was given to his father who served on the ship. It has a copyright as "1944, Will Cressy" on the bottom left, however, during the restoration, I found another signature and date of "Andre Boratka '45" in the lower right hand corner. Can anyone help me find the original etching??
USS Kimberly by creesy
print by will creesy
destroyer world war II A.T.Ankerich S\I C
USS SANDS, WILL CRESSY
I posted a comment FEW DAYS AGO ON A PRINT AND I HAVE MORE TO ADD TO IT. WILL CRESSY PRINTS, FELT BACKING ,SHIP USSS SANDS, ANYBODY WITH ANY INFO?
John E Sloan
DE 172 Misspelling
My spelling is off this morning. The following are the corrections.
Liberty Picture Company, Richmond, California.
Also Lithia Island
John E Sloan
Correction on copywrite date it was 1945.
Also on the bottom below ribbons and with the Linerty Picture Company, Richmond, California. there is the following Bronze Star 1 silver 1 blue 10 green 50 red 100.
I cannot find any info on this info.
John E Sloan
DE 172 USS Cooner Destroyer Escort Picture
I have a picture of this ship that my now deceased step-father served on from commisioning until de comissioned at end of WWII.
The Picture is copywrite by Will Cressy 1944 and also has Libety Picture Company, Richmond, California. Lookin for any addditional info on ship.
It was used as an Escort in both the Alantic and Pacific theaters. The last landing was Litha Island. Decomissioned in Charleston SC
will cressy 1944 APD WORLD WAR II PRINT
I HAVE A wILL cRESSY PRINT FROM 1944 WITH A SHIP ASSUMING THE NAME ON THE SIDE IS APD WORLD WAR II, CANNOT FIND ANY INFO ON THIS ONE PRINT, WOULD LOVE SOME INFORMATION ON IT
BERTHA C. RHODES transport
Have drawing of this BERTHA C. RHODES transport ship but have not been able to find any info on her. The print of sketch has seals "SHIP BUILDING" HONOR AWARDS. Has Will Cressy and L Hecking is name in water.
Prints published by Will Cressy in 1944 to my knowledge were sold dockside at the time the ship departed during WWII. The original prints were framed on a plain tray with a felt backing. All Naval ships of any type and class would have the same print with the specific ship's bow number added. I have a large collection of Cressy prints that I purchased over time to add to my print of the U.S.S. Remey DD688 that my mother bought ship-side when the U.S.S.Remey DD688 departed on her trial voyage.
Prints published by Will Cressy in 1944
Will Cressy held the copyright for a number of these ship prints, but that is not the name of the artist. The artists' names are usually to be found in the water part of the image. Known artists are Lowell A. Hecking, Andre Boratko, and someone surnamed Segar. Will Cressy is assumed to be the publisher and may be a person or a company name. A number of the original ink drawings for these prints are now in the Navy Art Collection in Washington DC.
Response to info question!
Dear D Meroney,
I noticed your request seeking information about your Will Cressy print of copyright 1944 "Landing Craft, Infantry- World War ll" and also am interested in finding out more information. I have my brother's print of LST 459 that he served on in the Pacific theater in 1944 and 1945. I can remember my mother saying that she paid about $75 for the print. I do not know any other details, but like you would like to know more about them. My mother passed away a number of years ago and that is when it came into my possession. It hung with pride in our home for 60 odd years.