WWII "Furlough" Second Grader's Drawing of Dog with Army Hat

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I find this second grader's drawing from 1945 really pretty touching--I'd guess created while his father was on leave from WWII. Pretty sophisticated, too, for a 7 or 8 year old, packing in all sorts of feelings of comfort and longing, presence and absence--and that little puppy is pretty great! Making it even better is the notation  by young S. Robert Sheridan's mother on the back of it: "Bob won third prize for this picture June 1945 when in 2a2 at Brooklyn prep," which she has written again on the back of the frame at a later date, adding "Bob, do you remember this?" And the drawing itself, I believe done in a combo of pencil and black crayon, is done on a piece of stationary from the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in Philadelphia.

9 3/4" x 7 3/4" x 1/2" framed in the simple old white painted wood frame I found it in. There is a stain to the paper at bottom right and the frame shows some wear, o real matter.