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Associated person:
War Department  Search this
Artist:
Morgan, Wallace  Search this
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 19 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 50.165 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch with some color on some of the figures. Soldiers, men, women, and a horse all gathered at a water trough. The men wash up and the women are doing laundry. Behind the trough, on the side of a building is a sign that reads "EAU MAUVAISE" (loosely translated to mean "non-potable water"). In the left background is a soldier reading a newspaper and smoking a pipe; more soldiers are behind him.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Related Publication:
Krass, Peter. Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.25788
Catalog number:
25788
Accession number:
64592
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_448032