A Pontoon Bridge at Chateau Thierry


Mixed media sketch on paper of a pontoon bridge at Chateau Thierry. Six pontoon boats comprise a bride over the Marne River. Chateau Thierry was the site of the Battle of Chateau Thierry in 1918. American soldiers were concentrated in this area and fought a counteroffensive against the German army.

Date Made: 1918-08-02Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Hauts-de-France, Ch√Ęteau-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.25941Catalog Number: 25941Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)color painting material (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: sketch with frame: 11 7/16 in x 15 3/16 in; 29.05125 cm x 38.57625 cmsketch without frame: 8 in x 11 7/8 in; 20.32 cm x 30.1625 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-8161-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_445762

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