Making Nets and Camouflage Material

Description:

Charcoal and ink wash sketch on blue-gray paper. Women are making nets and camouflage material in a large tent-like structure in Dijon, France. The structure appears to be fortified with sand bags at one end. There is a label attached to the bottom center of the sketch that reads: "MAKING NETS AND CAMOUFLAGE MATERIAL/Central Camouflage Depot at Dijon/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/3004."

Date Made: ca 1918Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Dijon

Related Event: World War I

Subject:

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

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25846Catalog Number: 25846Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)ink wash (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 14 3/4 in; 31.75 cm x 37.465 cmsketch: 10 3/8 in x 13 5/8 in; 26.3525 cm x 34.6075 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-86e2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_445269

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.