The Forbidden Light


Mixed media sketch on paper. A bright light shines on a crumbling church in a village in France. Soldiers from the American Expeditionary Force, sent to Europe in World War I to fight with the Allies, in the foreground. The use of bright lights during the night could draw enemy fire and so was discouraged.

Date Made: 1918-08

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.26079Catalog Number: 26079Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: SketchOther Terms: Sketch; Mixed Media

Physical Description: paper (mat board material)watercolor (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16 1/8 in x 11 1/4 in; 40.9575 cm x 28.575 cmoverall: 11 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 29.845 cm x 23.495 cm


Record Id: nmah_384049

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