American Locomotive Shop at Nevers

Description
A mixed media sketch on paper of locomotive shop at Nevers, France during World War I. A large building composed of arched segments frames the right side of this drawing. In the foreground, soldiers (most likely French and American) are pushing a cart near a track switch. The scene is crowded with items typical of a rail yard: a locomotive, a construction crane, and lots of railroad track.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-08
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
depicted
France: Bourgogne, Nevers
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 12 7/16 in x 15 5/16 in; 31.59125 cm x 38.89375 cm
sketch without frame: 9 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in; 23.495 cm x 29.5275 cm
ID Number
AF.25951
catalog number
25951
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
Railroads
Locomotives
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
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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