"Lame Ducks," Issoudun

Description
Pencil sketch on paper. The sketch depicts part of an airfield in Issoudun, France. There are disassembled planes in the foreground and several more aircraft in a large hangar. Aviators and mechanics walk around the air field. The Third Aviation Instruction Center, the U.S. Air Service's largest training base in Europe during World War I, was located at Issoudun.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
referenced
France: Centre, Issoudun
Physical Description
pencil (sketch production method/technique)
paper (sketch material)
paper (mount material)
Measurements
overall: 12 3/8 in x 15 1/4 in; 31.369 cm x 38.735 cm
sketch: 8 1/8 in x 12 in; 20.6375 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
AF.26009
catalog number
26009
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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