Mine Crater, on the Road to Varennes

Description
Charcoal, ink wash, and crayon sketch on white paper. The drawing depicts a large crater, filled with water, on a road to Varennes, France. The ridges around the crater are lined with American soldiers. Museum records pertaining to this object indicate: "This great mine crater, 160 feet wide, was in the main road and American engineers are here seen lowering its top and filling it in preparatory to bridging it over."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
referenced
France: Lorraine, Varennes-en-Argonne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 5/8 in x 20 in; 37.1475 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
AF*25847
catalog number
25847
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
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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