Making Nets and Camouflage Material


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


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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


Record Id: nmah_445269

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