Dead Acres - St. Mihiel Sector

Description
A charcoal sketch on paper of a war-torn area in the St. Mihiel Sector of combat during World War I. Several bare trees dominate the scene. Two American soldiers are resting by the tree on the right. In the foreground, there is a trench with a wooden plank crossing on the right side. Several crosses, presumably marking graves, are in the background on the left.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
depicted
France: Lorraine, Saint-Mihiel
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 3/4 in x 11 9/16 in; 29.845 cm x 29.36875 cm
ID Number
AF.25981
catalog number
25981
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
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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