WEST POINT (1909) Water Color // Richard Rummell -
Bought (this West Point water color circa 1909 "and" Herman Beukema's Dress Blues Cape and Frog) at an Estate Sale of a fourth-generation West Point Grad:
[1st] Herman Beukema, West Point grad (BGen), 1915.
- Col Beukema is mentioned by name in Gen Petraeus book
(The Insurgents) pages 6 & 7, his name is listed in the book 6-8 times.
[2nd] Charles Frederick Leonard, Jr, (MGen).
- Silver Medal Winner in the 1936 Olympics.
[3rd] Joeseph George Kearfott Miller, (Col).
[4th] Henry A. Miller , (Col).
Note: can only imagine that this hung within the walls of West Point as two of the four gentlemen were instructors at West Point !!
Letter of authenticity (from Henry Miller) on the cape (didn't think about the fact that I purchased the water color at the same estate sale) !! All the research shows that they were there and teaching shortly after after the water color was done in 1909.
Would like to keep both items together !!
== >>>> This is only the tip of the iceberg WRT providence