Men of the 5th Marines in Reserve

Men of the 5th Marines in Reserve

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Description
Black pencil drawing of the 5th American Marine Reserve during World War I. Depicted is the regiment in uniform waiting within fox holes in a forest while doing various task, such as reading, maintaining weapons, and sleeping. According to the Catalogue of Official A.E.F. Photographs: "The woods in which these men were encamped, although well back of the line, were still in range of the German guns. The men had built individual dugouts into which they would disappear at the first sound of trouble."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1919
associated person
Morgan, Wallace
War Department
artist
Morgan, Wallace
place made
France
France
associated place; depicted
France: Hauts-de-France, Montreuil-sur-Mer
Physical Description
sketch (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
Measurements
frame overall: 23 3/4 in x 35 3/4 in; 60.325 cm x 90.805 cm
overall: 14 3/4 in x 26 1/2 in; 37.465 cm x 67.31 cm
ID Number
AF.25775
catalog number
25775
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
World War I
Soldiers
Guns
World War I
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Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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