Crossing the Pontoon Bridge, Château Thierry

Description
A mixed media drawing on white textured paper showing a pontoon bridge crossing in Château-Thierry. There are five pontoon boats serving as a base for a temporary bridge. Horse-drawn supply wagons cross the bridge against the backdrop of a village.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
Physical Description
crayon (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
drawing with brown card: 19 7/8 in x 27 1/2 in; 50.4825 cm x 69.85 cm
drawing without brown card: 17 1/2 in x 26 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 67.31 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
ID Number
AF*25653
catalog number
25653
accession number
64592
subject
Combat Art
Art
World War I Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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