(1888 - 1957)
Albert Sheldon Pennoyer was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, California / Spain. Albert Pennoyer is known for landscape, portrait and mural painting, illustration.
Biography Albert Pennoyer
Albert Sheldon Pennoyer (1888-1957)
In a book that he wrote about railroads, Pennoyer (1954) recalls his experiences in World War I as an American Army camouflage artist in the 40th Engineers Camouflage Corps that was formed in 1917.
He describes in particular a fundraising event at the New Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on March 6, 1918. The event was a Camouflage Ball, described by newspapers at the time as "a riot of color, costume and cabaret." Among those attending that event were President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, and other society leaders. According to an article in the Washington Times (1918), "The larger ballroom will be devoted to the ball itself, and to some of the stunts the c
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