Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur

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Oil on illustration board. Mounted to a thin canvas over wood, on a alcor panel. Portrait of one star General Douglas MacArthur. Army Service Ribbons for Decorations and Medals include: Distinguished Service Cross with gold oak leaf cluster, Crioix de guerre, Sampson Medal, and Navy Expeditionary Medal. MacArthur wears officer pins on his collar and two shirt pins on his left breast pocket. The left shirt pin has two crossed devices over a laurel wreath (possibly Distinguished Service Cross-British) and the right shirt pin of two crossed devices with wide tips (closely resembeling a field clerk's insignia of two crossed pens). He also wears two gold chevrons on his lower right arm sleeve (indicating overseas service) and two gold chevrons on his lower left arm sleeve (indicating his wounds acquired while leading his troops in the capture of Hills 242 and 288 and at Cote-de-Chatillion), and a 42nd Division insignia patch on the shoulder of his left arm sleeve.
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Object Name
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Associated Date
depicted (sitter)
MacArthur, Douglas
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
illustration board (overall material)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
alcor panel (overall material)
overall: 24 13/16 in x 19 in; 62.992 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
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accession number
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
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National Museum of American History
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