Village (Soppe-le-Bas) in German Alsace

Description
Ink wash sketch on paper. The sketch shows a village street that is lined with timber frame buildings. American troops walk up and down the street and stand or sit among the buildings. Lining the street are poles that have painted textiles hanging from them--forming several rows of what look like banners; these served as camouflage to prevent German observation balloons from watching troop movements. At the far left of the sketch, there is a water spigot in the foreground.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-05
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description
ink (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 7/8 in x 13 7/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 35.2425 cm
ID Number
AF*25897 [dup1]
catalog number
25897
accession number
64592
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
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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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