Rounding up Boche Prisoners


Charcoal, crayon, gouache, and blue wash drawing on heavy textured cream wove paper. The work depicts American soldiers marching German ("Boche") prisoners of war (unarmed, in green uniforms) through a street in a recaptured village on the Marne. A woman is sitting inside one of the badly damaged buildings lining the street. Deceased German soldiers are lying on the ground in the foreground.

Date Made: 1918-071918-07-011918-07-01Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Harding, George Matthews

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.25747Catalog Number: 25747Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)crayon (overall production method/technique)watercolor (overall production method/technique)gouache (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 1/2 in x 22 7/8 in; 44.45 cm x 58.1025 cm


Record Id: nmah_448013

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