Tressing Nets for Artillery Emplacements

Description
Charcoal and ink wash sketch on paper. A group of women, some standing on benches, are making camouflage nets at the Central Camouflage Depot in Dijon, France. These nets were made of pieces of painted burlap tied to wire and were used to disguise artillery positions.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
sketch
date made
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: 10 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 34.29 cm
referenced
France: Bourgogne, Dijon
ID Number
AF*25893
catalog number
25893
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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