8×10 inch portrait
From: Don@Geary.net
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Compatriots and Friends,
With only 49 days left until the Tampa Memorial Park Dedication,  http://www.tampaflag.info/  the latest addition to the Flags Across Florida project, a gracious Lady whom some of you know, has offered to help in a fund raising effort. I will copy her offer in her own words. This comes from Val Protopapas:


For anyone donating $250 or more, I will paint and frame an 8×10 inch portrait of the Confederate soldier of their choice including an ancestor providing, of course, that the photograph is sufficient for me to use it as a model (and I’d need particulars like hair and eye color).
I’ve done these for a number of folks and I’m including one I did of old NBF for you to see. The colors aren’t really true (something happens in the scanning process) but you can see that there are the right number of eyes and stuff. 😀
Samples of her work can be seen at http://community.webshots.com/album/570365538dtmvUc,  noting that she indicated a lot was lost in the scan, and the canvas lines do not show on the actual portrait.
This offer is an excellent opportunity for any SCV Camp or UDC Chapter to obtain a portrait of their namesake, or for any individual to have a copy of their ancestor. This donation can be made by a straight donation or purchase a Star on Ebay at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180329350015  or http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI..dll?ViewItem&item=180329350192&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1123  Stars # 6 thru 13 are available on request.
Thanks for your consideration and please address any questions to  Marion Lambert at scvblue@ix.netcom.com or myself, Don@Geary.net .
For The Cause,
Don Geary
Camp 556