The Flying Field, Issoudun

Description
Charcoal drawing on illustration board. A large field with several lines of airplanes is bordered on the right by what appear to be hangars. Soldiers are standing around the field; the soldier in the center foreground is wearing a balaclava (headwear that covers the face). Several airplanes can be seen in the sky. Issoudun was the site of a large aviation training school for American forces during the war.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1918-08
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Centre, Issoudun
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
board (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/4 in x 22 1/2 in; 31.115 cm x 57.15 cm
ID Number
AF*25875
catalog number
25875
accession number
64592
subject
Planes
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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