Entrance to Dugout, Neufmaison

Description
Mixed media sketch on paper. The subject of this drawing is a camouflaged dugout. Three soldiers are in the background surrounded by trees. An original label on the drawing read, "I am told that this dugout is large enough to shelter an entire battalion. This is one of 6 or 7 entrances, the others being located on the top of the hill and leading into the dugout by a series of steps extending well below the surface of the ground. These entrances as well as the surface of the raw earth have been carefully covered with camouflage netting." Dugouts such as these were a regular feature of the landscape during the trench warfare of World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-04
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
depicted
France
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/8 in x 12 in; 23.114 cm x 30.48 cm
sketch: 9 1/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 23.114 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
AF.26018
catalog number
26018
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
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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