In a German Abri, Buillonville

In a German Abri, Buillonville

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Description
Charcoal drawing on paper. The work depicts the interior of a German abri, or underground shelter, near Bouillonville, France during World War I. Two indistinct figures are visible behind one of the supports in the background. A label pasted on the mount below the drawing reads "This abri was dug in the side of a hill and was very extensive. It had two entrances, thus assuring the safety of those within."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 3/4 in x 18 7/8 in; 42.545 cm x 47.9425 cm
drawing: 12 1/2 in x 15 5/8 in; 31.75 cm x 39.6875 cm
ID Number
AF.25839
catalog number
25839
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Military
World War I Art
Art
Combat Art
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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