Going into Position through a Ruined Town

A charcoal, pastel, and watercolor drawing on paper of American soldiers marching through a ruined town. Depicted are twelve American soldiers in olive drab uniforms wearing helmets, with gas masks hanging from their necks and packs on their backs. Some are carrying M1903 Springfield rifles. One of the soldiers at front left is holding the reins of a horse that is pulling a blue cart full of packs and supplies. Beyond the soldiers in the background is a village filled with damaged and destroyed buildings. The buildings are white with red roofs. Army trucks can be seen driving through the village streets in the background at left.
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
drawing with frame: 22 1/16 in x 31 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 56.03875 cm x 79.0575 cm x 1.27 cm
drawing without frame: 17 1/2 in x 26 1/4 in; 44.45 cm x 66.675 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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