Morning on the Marne

A charcoal, pastel, and watercolor drawing of American soldiers in the early morning on the Marne in France. Five American soldiers wearing olive drab uniforms and helmets can be seen walking along a dirt road lined with barbed wire. The soldiers are carrying rifles that are covered at the muzzle. Fields of yellow grass surround the soldiers. To the left of the soldiers, beyond the barbed wire, two soldiers are hazily seen in an encampment. Above the encampment, a biplane is flying with a white and blue stripe on the plane's rudder. The drawing is diffused with the yellow morning light. Signed by the artist at bottom right, "Harvey Dunn, AEF"
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Marne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
drawing with frame: 22 1/16 in x 31 1/16 in x 1/2 in; 56.03875 cm x 78.89875 cm x 1.27 cm
drawing without frame: 15 1/16 in x 26 9/16 in; 38.25875 cm x 67.46875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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