An Advance Dressing Station on the Trail to Belleau Woods

Description
Mixed media sketch on paper. This drawing shows a dressing station for the wounded that is close to the fighting of World War I. Two soldiers are in the doorway of a dugout whose entrance is littered with stretchers and other equipment. In the background, above the dugout, are two more soldiers and an ambulance. An inscription on the drawing indicates that this dressing station was operated by the Red Cross and was constantly under shell fire.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-06-28
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/8 in x 11 in; 23.1775 cm x 27.94 cm
Place Made
Europe: France
referenced
France: Picardie, Bois de Belleau
ID Number
AF*25948
catalog number
25948
accession number
64592
subject
World War I Art
Art
Combat Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
Art
Red Cross
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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