Infantryman

Description
Charcoal sketch on white paper of an infantryman with the American Expeditionary Force. Depicted is an American infantry soldier, possibly a Sergeant, sitting on a hill smoking a cigarette with his hands folded in his lap. He is fully armed with his rifle and bayonet and is wearing a steel helmet and carrying his pack on his back. His face is seen in profile and his eyes are hidden by his helmet.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
artist
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 18 1/2 in; 60.96 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
AF.26109
catalog number
26109
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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