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A Forced Landing

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description:
pencil (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
sketch with frame: 11 5/8 in x 15 1/4 in; 29.5275 cm x 38.735 cm
sketch without frame: 7 1/8 in x 11 1/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Colombey-les-Belles
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
World War I Art
Combat Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
Event:
World War I
Depicted:
Krass, Peter. Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI
ID Number:
AF*25928
Catalog number:
25928
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Pencil and crayon sketch on paper. The work depicts an airplane which has crashed on a sand beach while making a forced landing during World War I. The airplane is virtually upright, resting on its engine housing and wings with its tail sticking into the air. Three people are gathered to the immediate right of the airplane with a fourth person running toward them.
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American Officer Mess in the Cellar

Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Duncan, Walter Jack
Physical Description:
graphite (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 in x 12 in; 40.64 cm x 30.48 cm
sketch: 9 3/4 in x 8 in; 24.765 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Referenced:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25688
Catalog number:
25688
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Graphite, charcoal, and ink wash sketch. Five officers sit around a table while another soldier serves them. The chair in the foreground is empty. On the table, a lamp illuminates the men's faces and casts shadows on the walls. A box telephone and two bottles of wine are among the items on the table. The sketch is done on white wove paper mounted on beige card that is ruled with decorative graphite lines.
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American Wounded

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 24 in; 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Place Made:
Europe: France
Referenced in signature:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918-07
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25735
Catalog number:
25735
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal and pastel (or possibly color crayon) sketch on white paper. Three wounded American soldiers (in black and white) walking in front of a shell-torn church. The soldier to the left is carrying one end of a stretcher that is mostly out of the picture. To the right is a French soldier, with his back to the viewer, in the small church graveyard. Smoke rises from the ruins of the church.
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Boppard on the Rhine in the American Sector

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 19 in; 43.18 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
Deutschland: Rheinland-Pfalz, Boppard
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
World War I Art
Combat Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25811
Catalog number:
25811
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal sketch on off-white paper. The work depicts the town of Boppard, Germany from across the Rhine river. Two steamships are shown on the river. A church is visible on the river bank in the left of the sketch.
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American Soldiers on the March

Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Morgan, Wallace
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
board (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 3/4 in x 27 3/4 in; 45.085 cm x 70.485 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Date made:
1918-07
Associated date:
1917-1918
Referenced:
1918-07-10
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25759
Catalog number:
25759
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal sketch on board. Troops marching through a shell-torn village. In the foreground are several soldiers and a horse-drawn wagon; these are in shadow. The background of the picture is in light and includes more troops, trucks, buildings, and trees.
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American Soldiers

Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Duncan, Walter Jack
Physical Description:
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
graphite (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 5/8 in x 16 in; 29.5275 cm x 40.64 cm
sketch: 6 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Referenced:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918-06-07
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25689
Catalog number:
25689
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Very light ink wash and brush with touches of graphite. This interior scene is framed by the sloping roof of a loft. In the left foreground, a soldier sits on a cot holding his gun. A sword hangs on the wall in the right of the sketch. Two more soldiers can be seen through a doorway on the back wall of the loft. The sketch is done on beige wove paper mounted on beige card which is ruled in graphite. A label below the sketch, mounted on the card, reads: "AMERICAN SOLDIERS/Quartered in the loft of an old barn on the/outskirts of Chateau Thierry/BY W. J. DUNCAN/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2847"
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American Soldiers Billeted in Reception

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 24 in; 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm
sketch: 10 1/2 in x 12 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 32.385 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25803
Catalog number:
25803
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal and ink wash sketch on blue-gray paper. Interior scene. American soldiers billeted in the a room of an old Benedictine Monastery in the Toul Sector. Soldiers engaged in a game of cards. The sketch is matted on heavy white card stock.
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American-French Conference

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
colored crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 in x 24 in; 40.64 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918-06-08
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25729
Catalog number:
25729
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Crayon and charcoal sketch on heavy cream wove paper. This is a crowded scene of American and French troops in a small, dark wine cellar. On the left, the Americans and French are gathered around a table; their faces are illuminated by a light on the table. On the right is a French soldier reclining; two soldiers are beside him, one of whom is wearing a sling around his right arm.
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Headquarters of the American Army Schools

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description:
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/4 in x 13 1/4 in; 26.035 cm x 33.655 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Langres
Date made:
1918-06
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Combat Art
Art
Architecture, Historic Residences
Military
Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25836
Catalog number:
25836
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Ink wash and pencil sketch on paper. The work depicts a large, stately home in Langres, France which was converted to the Headquarters of the American Army Schools during World War I. An automobile is in the drive and a man is walking up stairs to the entrance of the building.
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First Americans Crossing the Rhine

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description:
pencil (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 21 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in; 53.975 cm x 36.83 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
Deutschland: Rheinland-Pfalz, Koblenz
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
World War I Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Combat Art
Military
Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25826
Catalog number:
25826
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal sketch on paper. The work depicts American troops crossing a bridge over the Rhine in the city of Koblenz, Germany. The bridge, made of planks laid over a series of boats, cuts vertically through the foreground.
Location:
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Chaumont American Headquarters

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description:
pastels (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
sketch with frame: 12 9/16 in x 15 11/16 in; 31.90875 cm x 39.84625 cm
sketch without frame: 9 1/2 in x 11 15/16 in; 24.13 cm x 30.32125 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Chaumont
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
World War I Art
Art
Combat Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25970
Catalog number:
25970
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Mixed media drawing on paper. The focal point of this view of Chaumont, France is the castle of the Counts of Champagne, which looms over the town in the drawing. Chaumont was the location of the American Expeditionary Force's Headquarters during World War I.
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In the Argonne Forest

Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Morgan, Wallace
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/4 in x 13 7/8 in; 26.035 cm x 35.2425 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France: Argonne
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25771
Catalog number:
25771
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal and color sketch on paper. Forest scene with bare and fallen trees. Wire entanglements on left; pool of water in the foreground.
Location:
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American Ration Train Headquarters

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 24 in; 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
painting
Place Made:
Europe: France
Referenced:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918-06-18
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25733
Catalog number:
25733
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal, crayon, and pastel sketch on heavy cream wove paper. A large farm building, with a breezeway in the center, dominates the sketch. In the left foreground are two horses and a soldier, while on the right, an American soldier stands next to a wagon. A mounted French soldier can be seen through the building's breezeway.
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American Trucks in a Side Street Montabaur

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
sketch: 10 3/4 in x 13 5/8 in; 27.305 cm x 34.6075 cm
overall: 14 1/4 in x 15 3/16 in; 36.195 cm x 38.57625 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25807
Catalog number:
25807
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal sketch on paper. American army trucks and troops on a street leading through a village. Buildings on either side of street. The sketch is affixed to a larger piece of heavy cardboard. A label under the sketch, on the larger cardboard mount, reads: "AMERICAN TRUCKS IN A SIDE STREET/MONTABAUR/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2965."
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Out from Battle

Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Morgan, Wallace
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 5/8 in x 22 5/8 in; 37.1475 cm x 57.4675 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25777
Catalog number:
25777
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal sketch, with some color, on card. The drawing depicts two soldiers carrying a wounded man on a stretcher; other wounded soldiers follow them. Barbed wire entanglement on right. There appears to be smoke on the horizon. Something indistinct sits in the sky on the left.
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American Troops Supply Train

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
oil (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
full one: 19 1/2 in x 26 15/16 in; 49.53 cm x 68.42125 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Place Made:
Europe: France
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Combat Art
Art
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25645
Catalog number:
25645
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Gouache and oil on paper. A group of American soldiers and horse-drawn carts laden with supplies are the subject of this busy scene. A large shell torn building is in the background.
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Behind Montmirail, American Division

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in; 41.91 cm x 52.07 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Place Made:
Europe: France
Referenced:
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Montmirail
Date made:
1918-07
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Combat Art
Art
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25736
Catalog number:
25736
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Crayon, pastel, and charcoal on white paper. The work depicts a group of troops and wagons moving across a bridge near Montmirail, France.
A large tree borders the road, where American and French soldiers ride horses or horse-drawn wagons.
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American Troops Watering Horses

Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Duncan, Walter Jack
Physical Description:
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 3/4 in x 17 3/4 in; 60.325 cm x 45.085 cm
sketch: 15 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 38.735 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France: Lorraine, Dieulouard
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25704E
Catalog number:
25704E
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Black ink and charcoal drawing of mounted troops in a large basin/pond of water. Immediately behind them is a group of badly damaged buildings. Church spire in the center background. Birds in sky. The sketch is done on beige wove paper mounted on brown (formerly beige) card, with decorative lines around the border ruled in graphite.
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American Soldiers Washing Up

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description:
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 14 in; 45.72 cm x 35.56 cm
sketch: 13 3/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 33.9725 cm x 25.7175 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Place Made:
Europe: France
Depicted:
France
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Flags
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25804
Catalog number:
25804
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Charcoal and ink wash sketch on blue-gray paper. The sketch is a view of the river and the steps leading down to it as seen between two buildings. Several dwellings in the background. Soldier mounting steps and two soldiers at the water. The sketch is mounted to a larger piece of heavy white cardboard. A label affixed to this cardboard mount reads: "11./AMERICAN SOLDIERS WASHING UP IN THE DOLLER RIVER IN AN TOWN IN GERMAN/ALSACE. (Massevaux)./Peixotto."
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American Infantry, Advancing with Tanks

Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 5/8 in x 27 1/2 in; 49.8475 cm x 69.85 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Place Made:
Europe: France
Date made:
1918-09-12
Associated date:
1917-1918
Subject:
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
World War I Art
Combat Art
Event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25731
Catalog number:
25731
Accession number:
64592
Description:
Crayon and charcoal drawing on white paper. A tank looms on the horizon in this battlefield scene. Barbed-wire entanglements on right and left. A soldier lies on the ground in the center of the drawing, while two American soldiers advance, with rifles ready, in the foreground.
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