Charcoal and ink wash sketch on paper. This rough sketch depicts a village street with a camouflage apparatus hung over the street. Soldiers are in the thoroughfare, under the camouflage screen. The museum's catalogue card for this drawing reads, "The road through Merviller is on the slope of a hill and is exposed to German observation. But by the use overhead camouflage screening, one strip of which is here shown, the traffic along this road is entirely concealed."

Date Made: 1918-04Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

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.26014Catalog Number: 26014Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: watercolor (overall production method/technique)pencil (overall material)paper (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 9 1/2 in x 14 in; 24.13 cm x 35.56 cmsketch: 9 3/16 in x 13 1/2 in; 23.368 cm x 34.29 cm


Record Id: nmah_445813

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