Gateway to the Front, Rambucourt


A charcoal sketch on white card of a gateway to the front at Rambucourt, France. The scene is sketched from inside a shelter (possibly a barn). Several soldiers are seen on the right side sitting at tables. Two soldiers are sitting down in the center foreground with two soldiers in the background and another one in the left. A winding trench is seen in the center part of the sketch with a wooden plank over the trench serving as a bridge. Buildings can be seen in the background including a wall of a building on the left with an open doorway. The roof of the shelter along with a wired fence on the top with leaves and/or branches coving it.

Date Made: ca 1918Associated Date: 1917 - 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentSmith, J. AndreMaker: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France

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.25993Catalog Number: 25993Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: Sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18 3/4 in x 24 1/8 in; 47.625 cm x 61.2775 cm


Record Id: nmah_445469

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