Pencil drawing of German soldier, complete with swastika on his arm.
The artist of this work is Holland, MI resident Jimmy De Vries, done during his childhood at some point between 1937 and 1945.
James "Jimmy" De Vries was born in 1929, in Detroit, MI, to Marvin L. De Vries (1897-1954) and Christine Cappon (1898-1976). The family lived in Holland, MI at 228 West 9th Street (the Cappon family home).
James was a member of the Sixteenth Street CRC in Holland. He worked as a teacher in the Zeeland Public Schools. He married La Mae Zwiers in 1959.
James passed away in 1963 at the age of 33.
Gift ofCappon, Lavina