Engineers' Mess at Beaumont


A charcoal and pastel drawing on paper of an engineers' mess at Beaumont, France. Depicted is a large group of American soldiers in olive drab uniform holding their mess kits and gathered around the courtyard of a large stone building while they eat. A group of soldiers at back is waiting in line to receive food, while soldiers in the foreground are either standing or sitting down to eat after receiving their food. Two soldiers at right are sitting beneath a tree. A billow of smoke can be seen in the background at left, where the food is being cooked.

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1917 - 1918

Associated Person: Dunn, Harvey ThomasArtist: Dunn, Harvey Thomas

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FranceDepicted: France: Hauts-de-France, D├ępartement de la Somme

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: Mrs. Harvey Dunn

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.67657MCatalog Number: 67657MAccession Number: 229290

Object Name: Drawing

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)pastel (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: drawing with frame: 24 in x 30 1/8 in; 60.96 cm x 76.5175 cmdrawing without frame: 16 5/8 in x 22 3/8 in; 42.2275 cm x 56.8325 cm


Record Id: nmah_447422

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