First Americans Crossing the Rhine

Description:

Charcoal sketch on paper. The work depicts American troops crossing a bridge over the Rhine in the city of Koblenz, Germany. The bridge, made of planks laid over a series of boats, cuts vertically through the foreground.

Date Made: ca 1918Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: Germany: Rhineland Palatinate, Koblenz

Related Event: World War I

Subject:

See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, Military, World War I Art, Art, Combat Art, Art

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25826Catalog Number: 25826Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: pencil (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 21 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in; 53.975 cm x 36.83 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-7ce2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_445253

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