For my final project, I created an Omeka gallery of artwork. The artist is a soldier who died during the Battle for Normandy in 1944. This soldier, Gordon Mannix, and I are both from same town in Connecticut: Plainville. We attended the same elementary school and high school. Although Plainville High School pays tribute to him through a scholarship in a his name, I wanted to pay tribute to him in a way that provides context to who he was. Another student had written a report about him for my history class that got me started on this whole World War II history obsession, but he was never able to find the drawings. Gordon’s niece, Lynn, was kind enough to share them with me, and I wanted to share them everyone else.
Check out Designs by Mannix here.