Making Bessoneau Cover at Camouflage Factory, Dijon, France

Description
Black and white photograph taken by the Signal Corps during World War I. A group of women standing, making Bessonneau hangar covers at a camouflage factory in France. Most of them are working on the hangar covers with brooms. The photo is mounted on a board, with the title on the board below the photo.
The Photographic Section of the Signal Corps was established in July 1917. It was responsible for the US Army's official ground and aerial photography of World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
date made
ca 1917-1918
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
emulsion (overall material)
cardboard (base material)
paper (label material)
Measurements
overall, photograph: 5 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 18.415 cm
overall, folder: 9 1/2 in x 12 in; 24.13 cm x 30.48 cm
overall, object: 7 in x 8 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 22.225 cm
place made
Europe
ID Number
2013.3101.65
nonaccession number
2013.3101
catalog number
2013.3101.65
maker number
10059
subject
Military
Photography
Women
Signal Corps
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Signal Corps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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