German Artillery Position Near Essey - St. Mihiel Sector

Description
A pencil sketch on paper. This captured German artillery position near Essey is in the St. Mihiel Sector in France. The scene depicts a dugout covered with wood and leaves on top of a hill. This position would have provided optimal cover and range for artillery strikes. An American soldier sits on the ground in the right foreground.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-09
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 12 11/16 in x 16 in; 32.22625 cm x 40.64 cm
sketch without frame: 7 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 29.845 cm
referenced
France: Bourgogne, Essey
ID Number
AF*25992
catalog number
25992
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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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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