Casemate Camp Des Romains

Description
Charcoal sketch on paper. Through a large archway in the foreground, the viewer can see the interior of a building, filled with debris and deceased men. Rays of sun come through a hole in the building made by a shell. Original notation (on catalog card): "The Camp des Romains forms the apex of the St. Mihiel salient and its fortress was deemed impregnable. On the afternoon of Sept. 12th it was bombarded and a great shell pierced the arch of this casemate killing the commander's orderly and three other German soldiers. It was evacuated that night."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
Battle of St. Mihiel
1918-09-12-15
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Lorraine, Saint-Mihiel
Physical Description
charcoal (overall medium)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 15 1/8 in; 55.88 cm x 38.4175 cm
sketch: 20 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 52.705 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
AF.25816
catalog number
25816
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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