American Locomotive Shop at Nevers


A mixed media sketch on paper of locomotive shop at Nevers, France during World War I. A large building composed of arched segments frames the right side of this drawing. In the foreground, soldiers (most likely French and American) are pushing a cart near a track switch. The scene is crowded with items typical of a rail yard: a locomotive, a construction crane, and lots of railroad track.

Date Made: 1918-08Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Nevers

Subject: RailroadsLocomotivesRelated 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.25951Catalog Number: 25951Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: watercolor (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: sketch with frame: 12 7/16 in x 15 5/16 in; 31.59125 cm x 38.89375 cmsketch without frame: 9 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in; 23.495 cm x 29.5275 cm


Record Id: nmah_445462

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