Taking Artillery Around the Mine Crater in the Road to Varennes

Description
Charcoal sketch on paper. A large cross is surrounded by several smaller crosses, some bearing wreaths or ribbons, in the foreground. A group of soldiers is resting among the crosses. Some men appear to be eating. A group of soldiers, on foot and on horseback, ascend a small hill in the background. At the end of this procession is a large piece of artillery. On the right of the sketch is a crater; some soldiers are walking up and out of the depression while others are at work inside the crater.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918-09
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
maker
Morgan, Wallace
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/4 in x 24 7/8 in; 41.275 cm x 63.1825 cm
referenced
France: Lorraine, Varennes-en-Argonne
ID Number
AF*25783
catalog number
25783
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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