Sham, Pillow

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Description Pink-peach satin with tan-orange and yellow woven edge and multi-colored fringe (orange, yellow, red, white, pink, black); printed design: top center, "SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND"; bottom center, "Baybridge, Calif"; top left, airplane; top right, "U. S. MINT" building; center right, "CHINATOWN" street scene; bottom right, "FERRY BLDG."; bottom center, multi-masted sailing vessel; bottom left, "COIT MEMORIAL" building; left center, "OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE"; offset center, bunch of oranges on branch; center left, flower blossom with stem and leaves; green cotton backing stitched along all edges except bottom to receive pillow.

Orville Elwyn Hansen was born July 18, 1915 near Eldorado, WI, the son of Margaret May Griffiths Hansen and Pearl Steven Hansen. He attended Slough Bridge School, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Before World War II, he worked at Waite Carpet Company, Paine Lumber Company and Wisconsin Axle Division. He entered the U. S. Army on February 24, 1942. He was a corporal in the Army Air Force. His specialty was fire fighter in England, Ireland, Wales and Norway. His decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and 7 overseas service bars. He served 3 years, 6 months and 17days and was honorably discharged on December 19, 1945. After returning home, he worked construction until his retirement. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and observing wildlife. He died May 11, 1984 and is buried in Zoar Cemetery, Rosendale, WI.
Dimensions W-21 L-22 inches
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Material Cloth
Object ID 2002.110.5
Object Name Sham, Pillow
People Hansen, Orville Elwyn
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