An Advance Dressing Station on the Trail to Belleau Woods


Mixed media sketch on paper. This drawing shows a dressing station for the wounded that is close to the fighting of World War I. Two soldiers are in the doorway of a dugout whose entrance is littered with stretchers and other equipment. In the background, above the dugout, are two more soldiers and an ambulance. An inscription on the drawing indicates that this dressing station was operated by the Red Cross and was constantly under shell fire.

Date Made: 1918-06-28Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: France: Hauts-de-France, Belleau, Bois de

Subject: Red CrossRelated 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.25948Catalog Number: 25948Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: pencil (overall production method/technique)charcoal (overall production method/technique)watercolor (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 1/8 in x 11 in; 23.1775 cm x 27.94 cm


Record Id: nmah_445766

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