Street Fighting

A charcoal, pastel and watercolor drawing on beige textured paper. Depicted is an American soldier in oliver drab uniform firing his M1903 Springfield rifle with a trail of yellow fire coming out of the gun barrel. To the left of the soldier is the body of another American soldier lying face down on the street, presumably dead. Surrounding the soldiers are piles of debris from destroyed buildings. Part of a wall has collapsed behind the firing soldier, and a pile of red, white, and blue cloth can be seen among the rubble. Signed by the artist at bottom right, "Harvey Dunn, AEF"
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1918
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Marne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
drawing with matte: 21 3/16 in x 27 5/16 in; 53.81625 cm x 69.37375 cm
drawing without matte: 16 7/8 in x 23 1/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 58.7375 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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