Street Barricade at Château-Thierry


Charcoal, gouache, and watercolor drawing on paper mounted on brown board. The work depicts two American soldiers at a rubble barricade on a street in Château-Thierry, France. The two buildings on either side of the barricade are damaged. Several white buildings are in the background including one with the French word "Coiffeur" written near its roof. The sky is partly cloudy and a plane is flying overhead.

Date Made: 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Aylward, William James

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry

Related Event: World War I


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


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25667Catalog Number: 25667Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: watercolor (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)gouache (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 22 1/4 in x 27 1/4 in; 56.515 cm x 69.215 cmdrawing: 21 1/4 in x 25 1/4 in; 53.975 cm x 64.135 cm


Record Id: nmah_445393

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