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The Alert Nieuports

The Alert Nieuports

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Description
Charcoal sketch on white paper of Nieuport 28 planes with the 147th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group, taking off for battle. In the foreground, a Nieuport is being pushed into position by three men in uniform: one at each wing and one at the tail. The plane has American insignia on the wings and rudder and the number "11" is painted on the fuselage. The pilot is in the cockpit. In the background, two planes are just taking off and another plane is already in the air.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
sketch
sketch
date made
1918
artist
Townsend, Harry
place made
France
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/2 in x 23 in; 44.45 cm x 58.42 cm
ID Number
AF.26126
accession number
64592
catalog number
26126
subject
World War I
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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