The Road between Jaulgonne and Mount St. Pierre

Description
A charcoal, pastel, and watercolor drawing on paper of a road between Jaulgonne and Mount St. Pierre, France, during the Second Battle of the Marne on July 22, 1918. Depicted are two ammunition trucks driving along the war torn road. The truck at the back is partially obscured by fog or smoke in the background. On the right, a dead American soldier is lying on the side of the road nexxt to a tree stump. His helmet is lying in the middle of the road. On the left, an American soldier is kneeling on the side of the road by a wooden cross. An explosion of yellow, red, and black smoke rises into the air behind him. Written at the bottom by the artist in pencil is: "Sketch. The road between / Jacqluer [sic] & Mont St. Pierre / on the Marne. July 22, / 1918. / One of Col. [illegibile]s Racehorses / These ammunitions trucks went / where ambulances could not and / served the double purpose of ammunitions / carriers and ambulances."
Location
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
artist
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
France
depicted
France: Picardie, Aisne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
pastel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 1/8 in x 30 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 61.2775 cm x 76.5175 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
AF.67523M
catalog number
67523M
accession number
229290
Credit Line
Mrs. Harvey Dunn
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
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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