The Hurry Call, Night of May 30, 1918, in the Toul Sector

Description
Charcoal on white paper of two Army ambulances responding to a "hurry call" or emergency summons on the night of May 30, 1918, in the Toul Sector of France. The ambulances (possibly Ford Model T's) have large medical crosses on the side. American soldiers in uniform march along the road to the right of the ambulances. On the left side of the road, wounded soldiers walk in the opposite direction of the ambulances.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1918
1918-05
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Townsend, Harry
War Department
Townsend, Harry
artist
Townsend, Harry
referenced
France: Lorraine, Toul
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 in x 24 in; 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm
sketch: 16 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in; 42.545 cm x 59.055 cm
ID Number
AF.26125
catalog number
26125
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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