Charcoal sketch on white paper of an infantryman with the American Expeditionary Force. Depicted is an American infantry soldier, possibly a Sergeant, sitting on a hill smoking a cigarette with his hands folded in his lap. He is fully armed with his rifle and bayonet and is wearing a steel helmet and carrying his pack on his back. His face is seen in profile and his eyes are hidden by his helmet.

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1917 - 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentTownsend, HarryArtist: Townsend, Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, 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.26109Catalog Number: 26109Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: Sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 in x 18 1/2 in; 60.96 cm x 46.99 cm


Record Id: nmah_448127

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