First Americans Crossing the Rhine

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
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
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
depicted
Deutschland: Rheinland-Pfalz, Koblenz
ID Number
AF*25826
catalog number
25826
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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