Sept. 26, The Argonne

A charcoal and watercolor drawing on paper of a machine gun encampment formerly occupied by the Germans and now taken over by the Americans. At center are three dead German soldiers in forest green uniforms lying on the ground in front of a small doorway. A machine gun (MG 08/15) is lying on top of one of the Germans. In the background at right, several American soldiers wearing olive drab uniforms are coming through a trench headed towards the encampment. Scattered throughout the encampment are discarded pieces of German military equipment. At left is a box of stick grenades (Model 24 Stielhandgranate). Below that is a shovel and a rifle (possibly a Gewehr 98). At bottom center is a helmet and a German officer's hat. At bottom right is an ammunition belt for a machine gun along with a knife that was probably a bayonet (Seitengewehr). Written in pencil at bottom left by the artist is: "Study - Sept 26 (The Argonne)"
Currently on loan
date made
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
place made
France: Argonne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 25 1/16 in x 31 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 63.65875 cm x 79.0575 cm x 1.27 cm
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Credit Line
Mrs. Harvey Dunn
related event
World War I
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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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