World War I Petawawa Prisoner of War carved frame. This Prisoner of War (POW) carved frame is dated with an inscription in capital letters: ” Made by Prisoner of War, Petawawa, Ont”. On either side of the carved inscription (located on either side of the oval insert) are the dates: “1914” and “1915”. It is carved throughout on the front with an image of a heart, floral motifs and with a coat of arms. A rare survivor of hand-crafted historical memorabilia from a WWI Canadian POW Internment Camp.
Length: 10 1/2″ (25.4 cm)
Width: 9″(22.9 cm)
Thickness: 1/2″(1.27 cm)
Oval Opening for Image or Photo
Length: 5″ (12.7 cm)
Width: 3 3/4″(9.5 cm)
Minor wear. Comes with a new backing (not shown in photographs) for securely fastening an image to the frame. Has a wire on the back for hanging on the wall.
About the WWI Petawawa Prisoner of War Camp*
In Dec. 1914 a Prisoner of War (POW) Internment Camp opened at Camp Petawawa housing 750 German, Austrian and Italian POW’s. They occupied various buildings used by the militia in times of peace and were employed in road building, timber felling and ground clearing. The Internment Camp closed in May 1916.
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