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Railhead at Menil-La-Tour

Railhead at Menil-La-Tour

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Description
Mixed media on paper. Bales of hay and a large white tent crowd the background of the sketch depicting World War I supply lines. Men and American soldiers working at the the rail terminal load hay onto trains which will be sent to feed the animals used in the Allied war effort. In the foreground, men push a rail car while smoke billows in the distance.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
date made
1918-06
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
paper (mat board material)
paper (overall material)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 12 5/8 in x 15 3/4 in; 32.0675 cm x 40.005 cm
sketch: 7 3/4 in x 12 in; 19.685 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
AF.26037
catalog number
26037
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
Railroads
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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