Walking Cases

Charcoal, pastel, and watercolor drawing on paper of two wounded American soldiers resting on their way back from the firing line. The soldiers are sitting in the grass with their backs against the wall of a ruined building. The soldier on the left is in uniform with his shirt partially removed and is wrapping a bandage around his wounded and bleeding arm. The soldier on the right is in uniform with a helmet and gas mask and is looking straight off into the distance. His left shin is bandaged and bleeding. A large sack with a helmet resting on top is propped against the wall at right. There is a large hole in the wall, probably from an exploding shell. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, AEF, 1918"
Currently on loan
date made
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
drawing with frame: 24 in x 30 1/16 in x 1/2 in; 60.96 cm x 76.35875 cm x 1.27 cm
drawing without frame: 19 in x 26 in; 48.26 cm x 66.04 cm
ID Number
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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
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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