Men of the 5th Marines in Reserve


Black pencil drawing of the 5th American Marine Reserve during World War I. Depicted is the regiment in uniform waiting within fox holes in a forest while doing various task, such as reading, maintaining weapons, and sleeping. According to the Catalogue of Official A.E.F. Photographs: "The woods in which these men were encamped, although well back of the line, were still in range of the German guns. The men had built individual dugouts into which they would disappear at the first sound of trouble."

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1919

Associated Person: Morgan, WallaceWar DepartmentArtist: Morgan, Wallace

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FranceFranceAssociated Place; Depicted: France: Hauts-de-France, Montreuil-sur-Mer

Content Outlines: World War IDepicted: SoldiersGunsRelated 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.25775Catalog Number: 25775Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: sketch (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)pencil (overall material)Measurements: frame overall: 23 3/4 in x 35 3/4 in; 60.325 cm x 90.805 cmoverall: 14 3/4 in x 26 1/2 in; 37.465 cm x 67.31 cm


Record Id: nmah_435000

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