German Shelters Near Varennes


Charcoal sketch on paper of German dugouts and shelters built on the side of a hill near Varennes, France. Shell-torn buildings are visible at the top of the hill at center. Railroad tracks run next to the hill at right. On the left at the top of a set of stairs is apparently a makeshift cemetery with several crosses for gravestones. People can be seen walking among the various shelters and dugouts on the hill.

Date Made: 1918-10Associated Date: 1917 - 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentPeixotto, Ernest CliffordArtist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FranceDepicted: France: Grand Est, Varennes-en-Argonne

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.25834Catalog Number: 25834Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: Sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16 1/2 in x 21 3/4 in; 41.91 cm x 55.245 cmsketch: 15 1/2 in x 21 1/4 in; 39.37 cm x 53.975 cm


Record Id: nmah_445245

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