Pathway to Peace


Charcoal sketch on paper. This somber scene of soldiers picking through the ruins of a village church was a familiar one to the American forces fighting in France during World War I. The artwork's title, Pathway to Peace, is an ironic nod to the devastation of the conflict.

Date Made: 1918

Artist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.26032Catalog Number: 26032Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: SketchOther Terms: Sketch; Charcoal

Physical Description: paper (overall material)charcoal (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 18 in x 22 1/2 in; 45.72 cm x 57.15 cm


Record Id: nmah_384023

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