First Aid Station with American Wounded

Description:

Charcoal and crayon drawing on heavy textured cream wove paper. The work depicts German prisoners of war carrying wounded American soldiers on stretchers at a first aid station. Wounded soldiers - American and German - are shown lying and sitting on the ground in front of a building flying a white flag with a red cross on it. On the far right, in the foreground, a multi-colored camouflaged German helmet hangs on a rifle with its bayonet fixed. A tank, smoke, and fire are visible in the background.

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Harding, George Matthews

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Red CrossRelated Event: World War I

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See more items in: Military and Society: 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.25742Catalog Number: 25742Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)crayon (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18 1/4 in x 29 1/8 in; 46.355 cm x 73.9775 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-834d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_448015

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