A Roadside Repair Station, Chateau Thierry

Description
Charcoal sketch on white paper. Soldiers of an ammunition train have stopped for repairs at a roadside repair station located to the northwest of Château-Thierry. Depicted is a large motor supply truck which is being repaired by an American soldier in the foreground. A group of American soldiers work to repair objects on a makeshift workbench at left. Motor parts and other supply boxes surround them on the ground. Two ambulances with the Red Cross emblems are visible in the background.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
artist
Townsend, Harry
place made
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
referenced
France: Picardie, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 22 3/4 in; 43.18 cm x 57.785 cm
ID Number
AF.26099
catalog number
26099
accession number
64592
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
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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