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Rue Beaudriere

view Rue Beaudriere digital asset: Sketch by Walter Jack Duncan, Rue Beaudriere
Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Duncan, Walter Jack
Physical Description:
graphite (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in; 59.69 cm x 44.45 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Depicted:
France: Pays de la Loire, Angers
Date made:
1918-07-15
Associated date:
1917-1918
Description:
Graphite sketch of the town of Angers. Tall buildings line a street where groups of people are passing through. Several people carry umbrellas. There is a cart in the center of the street, in front of one the buildings. People can be seen in several windows of the building on the right of the sketch. Sketch done on white paper mounted on beige card.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25698
Catalog number:
25698
Accession number:
64592
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

A Major's Dugout in Belleau Wood

view A Major's Dugout in Belleau Wood digital asset: Sketch by Ernest Clifford Peixotto, A Major's Dugout in Belleau Wood
Associated person:
War Department
Maker:
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
paper: 12 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in; 31.75 cm x 27.305 cm
mount: 17 3/8 in x 15 1/2 in; 44.1325 cm x 39.37 cm
Object Name:
sketch
Depicted:
France: Picardie, Bois de Belleau
Date made:
1918-06
Associated date:
1918-06
Description:
Charcoal sketch on paper showing a dugout in Belleau wood. Three sides of rectangular cell are depicted; a pallet appears on the right with other objects on the floor. A label attached to the cardboard mount reads: "A MAJOR'S DUGOUT IN BELLEAU WOOD/June, 1918/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2954."
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Battle Scenes
Related event:
World War I
Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918
ID Number:
AF*25796
Catalog number:
25796
Accession number:
64592
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American Soldiers Washing Up

view American Soldiers Washing Up digital asset: Sketch by Ernest Clifford Peixotto, 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
Depicted:
France
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
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."
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Flags
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25804
Catalog number:
25804
Accession number:
64592
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Billeting Village Near Neufchateau

view Billeting Village Near Neufchateau digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Billeting Village Near Neufchateau
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 23 15/16 in; 45.72 cm x 60.80125 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal, crayon, watercolor, and gouache on heavy white card. The work depicts several buildings on a street in a village near Neufchâteau, France. The buildings are intact and not shell-torn. The painting shows the view down a road which leads through village.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25646
Catalog number:
25646
Accession number:
64592
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Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building

view Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall materal)
Measurements:
overall: 17 15/16 in x 21 15/16 in; 45.56125 cm x 55.72125 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
ca 1918
Description:
Charcoal, watercolor, and gouache on heavy white card paper. The work depicts a set of buildings on a farm near Neufchâteau, France. The farm buildings are detailed with their bricks, roofs, and chimneys. There is an outline of a road. A building is in the immediate foreground on the left although the entire building is not shown. The sky is partially blue, and there are some trees in the background.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25647
Catalog number:
25647
Accession number:
64592
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Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building

view Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 21 15/16 in; 45.72 cm x 55.72125 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal, ink wash, and gouache on beige card. The work depicts a farm building in a village near Neufchâteau, France. The farm building is in good condition.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25648
Catalog number:
25648
Accession number:
64592
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Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building

view Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Billeting Village Near Neufchateau, Farm Building
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
wash (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 15/16 in x 23 15/16 in; 45.56125 cm x 60.80125 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal, ink wash, and gouache on heavy white card. The drawing depicts a farm building with extensive shell damage to its roof.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25649
Catalog number:
25649
Accession number:
64592
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Bridge at Neufchateau

view Bridge at Neufchateau digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Bridge at Neufchateau
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
crayon (charcoal) (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 22 in; 45.72 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
1918
Description:
Crayon (charcoal), watercolor, and gouache on beige card. In this village scene, soldiers on horseback cross a bridge against the backdrop of Neufchateau.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Bridges
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25650
Catalog number:
25650
Accession number:
64592
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Clearing Out the Road through Mont St. Père

view Clearing Out the Road through Mont St. Père digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Clearing Out the Road through Mont St. Pere
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (with brown card): 18 1/4 in x 25 3/8 in; 46.355 cm x 64.4525 cm
drawing (beige textured paper only): 17 1/2 in x 23 3/16 in; 44.45 cm x 58.89625 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal and gouache on beige textured paper mounted on brown card. The work depicts soldiers clearing rubble off the road that goes through Mont-Saint-Père. The large building that dominates the scene is badly damaged from the war.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related 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*25651
Catalog number:
25651
Accession number:
64592
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Crossing the Pontoon Bridge, Château Thierry

view Crossing the Pontoon Bridge, Château Thierry digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Crossing the Pontoon Bridge, Chateau Thierry
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
crayon (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
drawing with brown card: 19 7/8 in x 27 1/2 in; 50.4825 cm x 69.85 cm
drawing without brown card: 17 1/2 in x 26 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 67.31 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Description:
A mixed media drawing on white textured paper showing a pontoon bridge crossing in Château-Thierry. There are five pontoon boats serving as a base for a temporary bridge. Horse-drawn supply wagons cross the bridge against the backdrop of a village.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25653
Catalog number:
25653
Accession number:
64592
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Engineer Camp Near Flirey

view Engineer Camp Near Flirey digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Engineer Camp Near Flirey
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
goauche (overall production method/technique)
heavy card (overall material)
Measurements:
overall with cardboard label: 18 11/16 in x 23 13/16 in; 47.46625 cm x 60.48375 cm
overall without cardboard label: 18 3/8 in x 23 13/16 in; 46.6725 cm x 60.48375 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Referenced:
France: Lorraine, Flirey
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal or crayon with gouache on heavy white card. A complex of dugouts and other structures are built into the side of the hill. Soldiers move through the outdoor area in front of the dugouts.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25655
Catalog number:
25655
Accession number:
64592
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German Prisoner Type

view German Prisoner Type digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, German Prisoner Type
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
color materials (overall production method/technique)
black material (overall production method/technique)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/4 in x 18 1/2 in; 59.055 cm x 46.99 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Date made:
1918
Description:
Mixed media drawing on cardboard. Portrait of a German soldier's face. He has a cap with a green ribbon on it, pulled to one side.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25658
Catalog number:
25658
Accession number:
64592
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German Prisoner Type

view German Prisoner Type digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, German Prisoner Type
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
charcoal or graphite (overall production method/technique)
color material (overall production method/technique)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/4 in x 18 1/2 in; 59.055 cm x 46.99 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Date made:
1918
Description:
Mixed media on cardboard. Portrait of a German prisoner of war. The man appears young and wears a cap with orange ribbon around it, indicating he may be an officer.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25659
Catalog number:
25659
Accession number:
64592
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German Prisoner Type

view German Prisoner Type digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, German Prisoner Type
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
graphite or charcoal (overall production method/technique)
cardboard (overall material)
color material (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/4 in x 18 1/4 in; 59.055 cm x 46.355 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Place made:
France
Date made:
1918
Description:
Mixed media on board. Portrait of a German prisoner of war. The man is wearing rimmed glasses and has a beard.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25660
Catalog number:
25660
Accession number:
64592
64592
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On the Trail of the Hun - St. Mihiel Drive

view On the Trail of the Hun - St. Mihiel Drive digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, On the Trail of the Hun - St. Mihiel Drive
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (with matte): 26 in x 34 1/16 in; 66.04 cm x 86.51875 cm
drawing without matte: 18 7/8 in x 26 5/8 in; 47.9425 cm x 67.6275 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France: Lorraine, Saint-Mihiel
Date made:
1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Description:
Watercolor and gouache drawing on paper. The work depicts an army on the march. The foreground features wagons ascending a hill; American soldiers ride in and walk along side the wagons. Half of the sky is covered by dark clouds. In the background on the left side are tents, while in the right background are the buildings of what appears to be a small town. Several airplanes are in the sky.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25662
Catalog number:
25662
Accession number:
64592
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Sniper at Chateau Thierry

view Sniper at Chateau Thierry digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Sniper at Chateau Thierry
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
charcoal (possibly pastel) (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
matte (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (with matte): 28 in x 22 in; 71.12 cm x 55.88 cm
drawing itself (without matte): 18 in x 16 15/16 in; 45.72 cm x 43.02125 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Referenced:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
ca 1918
Associated date:
1917-1918
Description:
Charcoal and gouache drawing on card taped to a white matte. The work depicts an American sniper lying prone on the ground with his Springfield rifle aimed to the right of the picture. A portion of a stone structure, likely a chimney, is behind him. The red tiles in the drawing indicate that he is on the roof of a building.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25666
Catalog number:
25666
Accession number:
64592
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Street Barricade at Château-Thierry

view Street Barricade at Château-Thierry digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Street Barricade at Chateau Thierry
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 1/4 in x 27 1/4 in; 56.515 cm x 69.215 cm
drawing: 21 1/4 in x 25 1/4 in; 53.975 cm x 64.135 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal, gouache, and watercolor drawing on paper mounted on brown board. The work depicts two American soldiers at a rubble barricade on a street in Château-Thierry, France. The two buildings on either side of the barricade are damaged. Several white buildings are in the background including one with the French word "Coiffeur" written near its roof. The sky is partly cloudy and a plane is flying overhead.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25667
Catalog number:
25667
Accession number:
64592
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Street in Neufchâteau

view Street in Neufchâteau digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Street in Neufchateau
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
pastel with crayon (overall production method/technique)
wash (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 24 1/8 in x 17 15/16 in; 61.2775 cm x 45.56125 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
1918
Description:
Pastel with crayon, wash, and gouache on heavy white card. French village scene with a pastry shop in the foreground.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25668
Catalog number:
25668
Accession number:
64592
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Street in Neufchâteau

view Street in Neufchâteau digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, Street in Neufchateau
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
wash (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 22 in; 45.72 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France: Lorraine, Neufchâteau
Date made:
1918
Description:
Charcoal, wash, and gouache drawing on card. The work depicts a street scene in Neufchâteau, France. A woman carrying a basket walks down in the road, facing the viewer. A church's tower dominates the background.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25669
Catalog number:
25669
Accession number:
64592
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The Church at Fossoy. (On the German Line of Retreat)

view The Church at Fossoy. (On the German Line of Retreat) digital asset: Drawing by William James Aylward, The Church at Fossoy (On the German Line of Retreat)
Associated person:
War Department
Artist:
Aylward, William James
Physical Description:
graphite (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (with white card): 12 in x 17 5/8 in; 30.48 cm x 44.7675 cm
drawing on beige paper (without white card): 10 1/4 in x 15 1/4 in; 26.035 cm x 38.735 cm
Object Name:
drawing
Depicted:
France: Picardie, Aisne
Date made:
1918-07-26
Description:
Graphite and gouache on paper mounted on heavy white card. The drawing shows a badly damaged church at Fossoy, France. There is a bare tree on the left.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I
ID Number:
AF*25671
Catalog number:
25671
Accession number:
64592
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