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A Forced Landing Near Neufchâteau

view A Forced Landing Near Neufchâteau digital asset number 1
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 23 in; 43.18 cm x 58.42 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Place made:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal on white paper. This sketch depicts an aviator and pilot standing on an overturned Breguet reconnaissance plane, probably a Breguet 14. The two men are reading a map. The plane's underside has camouflage and what appear to be French roundels on its wings. There is a line of trees in the background at left and a village in the background at right.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26097
Catalog number:
26097
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

The Hurry Call, Night of May 30, 1918, in the Toul Sector

view The Hurry Call, Night of May 30, 1918, in the Toul Sector digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, The Hurry Call, Night of May 30, 1918, in the Toul Sector
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 24 in; 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm
sketch: 16 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in; 42.545 cm x 59.055 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Toul
Date made:
1918
1918-05
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal on white paper of two Army ambulances responding to a "hurry call" or emergency summons on the night of May 30, 1918, in the Toul Sector of France. The ambulances (possibly Ford Model T's) have large medical crosses on the side. American soldiers in uniform march along the road to the right of the ambulances. On the left side of the road, wounded soldiers walk in the opposite direction of the ambulances.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26125
Catalog number:
26125
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Refugees from Chateau Thierry Section

view Refugees from Chateau Thierry Section digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, Refugees from Chateau Thierry Section
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 3/4 in; 43.18 cm x 57.785 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Place referenced:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Place made:
France
Referenced:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper. Depicted are war refugees from Chateau Thierry, France, entering a town carrying their belongings while American soldiers exit the town as part of an artillery convoy. At left, a woman leads a horse and oxen pulling a carriage stocked with household items and animals. A second woman rides the horse. A few civilian men follow behind them. At right, American soldiers ride horses and carriages away from the town, followed by carts filled with supplies and a large field gun. Trees line the road to the right and houses line the road at left.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26118
Catalog number:
26118
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

On the Gas Alert

view On the Gas Alert digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, On the Gas Alert
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 1/4 in x 23 1/4 in; 43.815 cm x 59.055 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper of American soldiers American soldiers huddled in a trench, presumably getting ready for battle and preparing for a gas attack. Some soldiers are wearing gas masks, while others peek over the trench walls. In the background at right there is an overturned tank behind a dead horse. There is barbed wire in the background on the left. Toxic gasses, such as chlorine and mustard gas, were used in World War I by enemy armies as part of chemical warfare. When gas was detected, an alarm was raised and soldiers would put on their gas masks to avoid injuries, such as chemical burns and blindness, or death.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26115
Catalog number:
26115
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

At the Camouflage Factory in Dijon

view At the Camouflage Factory in Dijon digital asset number 1
Associated person:
Smith, J A
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
Artist:
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description:
pastel (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Depicted:
France: Bourgogne, Dijon
Date made:
1918-06
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
A pastel, charcoal, and watercolor sketch on brown paper of a camouflage factory in Dijon, France. An open air building, several women are working on machines sewing cloth in front of a tall stack of brown material rolls. Wooden columns and beams on the roof can be seen. A large brown tarp covers part of the right part and two women are working on a net below the tarp. Cloth in different colors are found on the left. Several buildings can be seen in the distance in the right as well as several people.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.25912
Catalog number:
25912
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Soldiers of the Telephone

view Soldiers of the Telephone digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, Soldiers of the Telephone
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 22 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 57.785 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper. Three American soldiers crouch in a trench. One soldier at left serves as the lookout while one soldier at right listens over the telephone. A third soldier at center holds a roll of telephone wire over his arm. There is a low fence on top of the hill in the background. A label affixed to the sketch reads: "'Soldiers of the Telephone.' Who stubbornly lay and keep open their wires under shell and machine-gun fire and who, often, well ahead of the tanks and the infantry are the 'eyes' as well as the 'ears' of the advancing columns - keeping Regimental H.Q. at all times in touch with its men."
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26124
Catalog number:
26124
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Left by the Hun - A 152 Millimeter Mortar

view Left by the Hun - A 152 Millimeter Mortar digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, Left by the Hun - A 152 Millimeter Mortar
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
card stock (mat material)
card stock (frame material)
Measurements:
overall: 24 in x 18 in; 60.96 cm x 45.72 cm
sketch: 24 in x 18 in; 60.96 cm x 45.72 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper of two American soldiers standing next to a 152 millimeter German field Howitzer. The gun appears to have been left by retreating Germans. The soldiers are in uniform and the soldier at front is standing with his hands on his hips. There is a group of horses and an American soldier behind them to the left, and a large nondescript Howitzer behind them on the right. There are open, rolling fields in the far distance.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26111
Catalog number:
26111
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Over the Top

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Associated person:
Smith, J A
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
Artist:
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 1/4 in x 25 in; 43.815 cm x 63.5 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on paper. American soldiers and tanks make their way forward over trenches and through shell-torn earth. An observation balloon floats on the horizon at left. A jumble of barbed wire entanglements line the foreground.
The work's title, "Over the Top," refers to soldiers rising out of the trenches and attacking over open land, which exposed them to enemy fire. This dark landscape illustrates the machines and technology used in World War I.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26030
Catalog number:
26030
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Helping a Wounded Ally

view Helping a Wounded Ally digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, Helping a Wounded Ally
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 24 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in; 62.23 cm x 46.99 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper. Depicted is an American soldier carrying a wounded French soldier on his back. Both men are in uniform and are members of the infantry. Neither men are carrying guns. Signed by the artist at bottom right, "Capt. Harry Townsend, A.E.F, 1918"
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26108
Catalog number:
26108
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Infantryman

view Infantryman digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, Infantryman
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 24 in x 18 1/2 in; 60.96 cm x 46.99 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper of an infantryman with the American Expeditionary Force. Depicted is an American infantry soldier, possibly a Sergeant, sitting on a hill smoking a cigarette with his hands folded in his lap. He is fully armed with his rifle and bayonet and is wearing a steel helmet and carrying his pack on his back. His face is seen in profile and his eyes are hidden by his helmet.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26109
Catalog number:
26109
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Two Six-Ton Tanks Climbing a Hill

view Two Six-Ton Tanks Climbing a Hill digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, Two Six-Ton Tanks Climbing a Hill
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 19 3/4 in; 27.94 cm x 50.165 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Watercolor and pastel on white paper of two six-ton Renault FT-17 tanks (also called "light tanks") climbing a hill. The Renault FT-17 is a two-man tank with the driver seated in front and the gunner standing behind him in the turret. The turret is fully rotating and is mounted with a machine gun. The tank's motor compartment is in back. The tank has two tracked drive wheels which allow it to maneuver over rough terrain and a rear tail to help maintain balance when crossing trenches. The Renault is a French tank and is generally considered to be the world's first modern tank.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26110
Catalog number:
26110
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

A Roadside Repair Station, Chateau Thierry

view A Roadside Repair Station, Chateau Thierry digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, A Roadside Repair Station, Chateau Thierry
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 3/4 in; 43.18 cm x 57.785 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Place made:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Referenced:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper. Soldiers of an ammunition train have stopped for repairs at a roadside repair station located to the northwest of Château-Thierry. Depicted is a large motor supply truck which is being repaired by an American soldier in the foreground. A group of American soldiers work to repair objects on a makeshift workbench at left. Motor parts and other supply boxes surround them on the ground. Two ambulances with the Red Cross emblems are visible in the background.
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.26099
Catalog number:
26099
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Double Escape

view Double Escape digital asset number 1
Associated person:
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
oil (overall production method/technique)
oil paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 1/2 in x 26 in; 80.01 cm x 66.04 cm
Object Name:
Painting
Place made:
France
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Oil painting on canvas shows an American balloon flying over a small village. Two airplanes, one American and one German, are engaged in combat around the balloon. The American plane has red, blue, and white roundels on its wings. The German plane, with German insignia on the wings, has been shot and is plummeting to the ground. The plane is in pieces and smoke and flames rise into the air.
The slow-moving observation balloons were easy prey for enemy fighter planes and had to be protected by allied planes. If a balloon was hit in battle, the gas in the balloon would catch fire and the balloon pilot would be forced to jump out of the balloon with his parachute. The descending pilot would then have to avoid two dangers: being hit by the burning balloon as it fell to the ground, or being hit by enemy fire from the enemy airplane. Thus, by shooting down the German plane before it could hit the balloon, the American plane gave the balloon pilot a "double escape."
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF.26130
Catalog number:
26130
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

The Engineer

view The Engineer digital asset: Sketch by Harvey Thomas Dunn, ca 1918, The Engineer
Associated person:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Artist:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 27 in x 19 7/16 in; 68.58 cm x 49.37125 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place made:
France
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Oil and watercolor painting on paper of two American soldiers while off duty during World War I. The soldiers are in uniform and sitting on a cot. The soldier on the right is wearing his helmet, with his rifle (probably an M1903 Springfield) propped on the cot next to him, reading a newspaper. The soldier on the left is smoking a cigarette and looking at the viewer. His helmet and bag are hanging on the wall above his head and there is a canteen at his feet. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, 1918"
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.25713
Catalog number:
25713
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

The Prisoner

view The Prisoner digital asset number 1
Associated person:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Artist:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Physical Description:
oil (overall production method/technique)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28 5/8 in x 39 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 72.7075 cm x 100.33 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
Painting
Place made:
France
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Oil painting on canvas of a German prisoner being escorted through a shell-torn village by a group of American soldiers. The German prisoner, seen in the center of the painting, is wearing a stormtrooper helmet (stahlhelm) and a black uniform with red trim and is unarmed. He is surrounded by five American soldiers in olive drab uniforms who are carrying rifles with bayonets fixed (most likely M1903 Springfield rifles). On the left, another American soldier and a French soldier in a blue uniform are watching the group from behind the collapsed wall of a building. In the background on the right, four American soldiers are standing with another French soldier drinking coffee. There are shell-torn buildings in the background and piles of rubble on the ground. Signed at bottom left by the artist, 'Harvey Dunn, 18"
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.25723
Catalog number:
25723
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

The Flare

view The Flare digital asset number 1
Associated person:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Artist:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Physical Description:
pastel (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
drawing with frame: 19 1/8 in x 28 1/16 in; 48.5775 cm x 71.27875 cm
drawing without frame: 14 1/16 in x 24 in; 35.71875 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
Drawing
Place made:
France
Date made:
1918-09
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Charcoal and pastel drawing on paper of a scene in No Man's Land that is being lit by a flare burning overhead. Depicted at center are two soldiers carrying a body on a stretcher as they walk along a line of barbed wire. In the foreground at left another soldier is sitting on the ground by more barbed wire and what remains of a tree. On the right is a dead soldier lying next to his rifle, which is staked into the ground with a helmet hanging from the stalk, likely as a battlefield cross. There is another soldier in the background at right and a ruined village in the background at left. Rows of barbed wire are visible throughout. The sky is black with only the light from the flare illuminating the scene. Signed by the artist at bottom right, "Harvey Dunn, AEF, Sept. '18"
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.25717
Catalog number:
25717
Accession number:
64592
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

The Sentry

view The Sentry digital asset number 1
Artist:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Physical Description:
oil (overall production method/technique)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
frame: 24 9/16 in x 29 9/16 in; 62.38875 cm x 75.08875 cm
unframed: 23 1/4 in x 28 1/4 in x 1 in; 59.055 cm x 71.755 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
Painting, oil
painting
Place made:
France
Date made:
1918
Description:
Oil painting on canvas with a black frame of an American soldier looking out of a trench. The American soldier is wearing an olive drab uniform and a steel helmet with his gas mask hanging around his neck. He is standing with only his head and shoulders exposed. On the embankment in front of the soldier is an M1903 Springfield rifle with bayonet attached, a pair of binoculars, and six fragmentation grenades (Mk. I or II). There are patches of grass growing around the trench and the wooden supports of the trench wall can be seen behind the soldier. Barbed wire posts can be seen in the background at right, fading into the early morning light. Signed at bottom right by the artist, "Harvey Dunn 1918"
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.25708
Accession number:
64592
Catalog number:
25708
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

The Alert Nieuports

view The Alert Nieuports digital asset: Sketch by Harry Townsend, 1918, The Alert Nieuports
Artist:
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 17 1/2 in x 23 in; 44.45 cm x 58.42 cm
Object Name:
sketch
sketch
sketch
Place made:
France
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal sketch on white paper of Nieuport 28 planes with the 147th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group, taking off for battle. In the foreground, a Nieuport is being pushed into position by three men in uniform: one at each wing and one at the tail. The plane has American insignia on the wings and rudder and the number "11" is painted on the fuselage. The pilot is in the cockpit. In the background, two planes are just taking off and another plane is already in the air.
Location:
Currently on loan
Subject:
World War I
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF.26126
Accession number:
64592
Catalog number:
26126
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

The Docks at Brest

view The Docks at Brest digital asset: Sketch by Walter Jack Duncan, 1918, The Docks at Brest
Artist:
Duncan, Walter Jack
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
pen and ink (overall production method/technique)
wash (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 15 in; 30.48 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Sketch
Place made:
France
Depicted:
France: Bretagne, Brest
Date made:
ca. 1918
1918-07-21
1918-07-21
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF.25701
Catalog number:
25701
Accession number:
64592
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Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

On the Wire

view On the Wire digital asset number 1
Associated person:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Artist:
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Physical Description:
oil (overall production method/technique)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 25 3/4 in x 39 1/2 in x 1 5/16 in; 65.405 cm x 100.33 cm x 3.33375 cm
Object Name:
Painting
Place made:
France
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917 - 1918
Description:
Oil painting on canvas of two American soldiers carrying another soldier on a stretcher along a line of barbed wire. The stretcher bearers are in uniform and are wearing helmets with their gas mask bags hanging from their necks. The soldier in front is looking up into the distance as he walks, while the soldier in back is walking with his head bowed. The soldier on the stretcher is wrapped in a blanket and his face is white; he is either severely injured or dead. The sky is gray with faint light coming from the left. A line of fog is rolling in from the left, slightly obscuring the soldiers and the barbed wire. At the bottom of the painting among the grass are tiny red and blue flowers. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, 1918"
Location:
Currently on loan
Related event:
World War I
Credit Line:
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
ID Number:
AF.25719
Catalog number:
25719
Accession number:
64592
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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