Zippos

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Bradford Edwards is an artist who assembled a collection of engraved Vietnam War Lighters for his book “Vietnam Zippos”. He explains that he is “fascinated with the lighters as windows into the minds and experiences of the men experiencing a certain place and time.”

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Zippos were one of the soldiers’ most valuable possessions, and so this collection paints a unique picture of the soldier’s state of mind when they were out there fighting. Have a look! :

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