Artifact likely created by First World War prisoner at Fort Henry discovered

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A recent discovery of art believed to have been created by a German soldier interned at Fort Henry more than 100 years ago is on its way to Canada’s National Museum of History. The piece is a 12-by-7.5-inch horizontal wood-carved frame with a painting of an Indigenous person in the centre smoking a peace pipe with the words Fort Henry and Canada carved on each side, with two oval openings for black-and-white photographs of a well-dressed man and woman in each opening. Luciuk, who has done extensive research into First World War internment camps for several years, said internees arrived at Fort Henry in August 1914 shortly after the war started, and the camp closed in early November 2017, one year before the war ended.