A Pontoon Bridge at Chateau Thierry

Description
Mixed media sketch on paper of a pontoon bridge at Chateau Thierry. Six pontoon boats comprise a bride over the Marne River. Chateau Thierry was the site of the Battle of Chateau Thierry in 1918. American soldiers were concentrated in this area and fought a counteroffensive against the German army.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-08-02
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
color painting material (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 11 7/16 in x 15 3/16 in; 29.05125 cm x 38.57625 cm
sketch without frame: 8 in x 11 7/8 in; 20.32 cm x 30.1625 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
depicted
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
ID Number
AF*25941
catalog number
25941
accession number
64592
subject
World War I Art
Combat Art
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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