Making Nets and Camouflage Material

Description
Charcoal and ink wash sketch on blue-gray paper. Women are making nets and camouflage material in a large tent-like structure in Dijon, France. The structure appears to be fortified with sand bags at one end. There is a label attached to the bottom center of the sketch that reads: "MAKING NETS AND CAMOUFLAGE MATERIAL/Central Camouflage Depot at Dijon/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/3004."
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
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 14 3/4 in; 31.75 cm x 37.465 cm
sketch: 10 3/8 in x 13 5/8 in; 26.3525 cm x 34.6075 cm
depicted
France: Bourgogne, Dijon
ID Number
AF*25846
catalog number
25846
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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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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