In Billets

Description
Charcoal and color sketch on paper. Large wagon in foreground. On the right, sitting up against a building, a line of American troops and French women are stripping willow boughs for baskets. Team of mules on the left. Trees in the background and hills in the distance. A label affixed to the lower right corner of the drawing reads: "1. x16392/IN BILLETS. American boys helping French women strip willow/bows [sic] for baskets./Reherry." The sketch is affixed to a larger piece of cardboard.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
maker
Morgan, Wallace
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 3/8 in x 22 in; 36.5125 cm x 55.88 cm
sketch: 13 1/2 in x 19 3/4 in; 34.29 cm x 50.165 cm
ID Number
AF*25770
catalog number
25770
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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