The "Archies," 1918


Charcoal sketch on paper of soldiers looking up at the sky as a cluster of "archies" (anti-aircraft artillery) explode in the distance. Three soldiers are on a camp wagon at right which is led by a team of horses. Another soldier at left is on horseback in front of the wagon. The soldiers all have their faces turned away from the viewer as they look to the background left of the sketch, where the artillary are exploding in the sky.

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1917 - 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentMorgan, WallaceArtist: Morgan, Wallace

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

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.25785Catalog Number: 25785Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 1/2 in x 23 1/4 in; 44.45 cm x 59.055 cm


Record Id: nmah_448034

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