Does Anyone Know What This is?

Does Anyone Know What This is?


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Julie Dickson sent this to the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page and we are trying to figure out what it is. She said:

My grandfather Linton Johnson gave this to me years ago.  It looks to be slate and has “invasion” written on the back. Anyone know what this is and the year? Design looks to be engraved or stamped into the slate. 





Henry Code said– “Well, the image certainly matches the “Invasion” inscription. It shows an RAF (possibly RCAF?) Mustang flying over the Normandy beaches on D-Day, landing craft”

I thought the picture looked familiar, so I checked into it. It’s from a painting by Canadian war artist Eric Aldwinckle, titled “Invasion Pattern”. It depicts the beaches at Graye-sur-Mer, Normandy, June 6 1944. The original canvas is part of the War Museum’s permanent collection

Thank you Henry!!


Rick Roberts–
A photograph can be printed onto slate. Here’s a link to a video on how to do it:


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)



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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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