Thomas T. Handy


A three-quarters portrait of Thomas T. Handy depicted as General and Assistant Chief of Staff Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff. A oil painting on an illustration board. A white man, General Handy has gray/black hair with blue eyes. He is wearing a olive drab service coat with a khaki collared shirt and and a tie underneath. Four stars can be seen on both shoulder straps indicating his rank as General. He has three ribbons on his left chest: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and possibly Legion of Merit (it is more red than purple, but it could be the artist's mistake). On his left lower arm sleeve, three golden cheverons and a stripe is seen indicating at least 18 months of service overseas in World War I and at least 6 months of overseas service in World War II. The bottom portion of the portrait is not sketched or painted in great detail. A blue patch of paint can be seen behind the right arm of the General possibly indicating that he is outdoors. The General's signature can be seen on the lower left.

Associated Date: 1919 - 1940

Associated Person: Chase, Joseph CummingsChase, Joseph CummingsMaker: Chase, Joseph Cummings

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Distinguished Service CrossDistinguished Service Medal


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, Art


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Credit Line: Joseph Cummings Chase

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.46990Catalog Number: 46990Accession Number: 166217

Object Name: Painting

Physical Description: oil (overall production method/technique)illustration board (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 1/16 in x 18 1/16 in; 61.11875 cm x 45.87875 cm


Record Id: nmah_447667

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