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German Shelters Near Varennes

German Shelters Near Varennes

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Description
Charcoal sketch on paper of German dugouts and shelters built on the side of a hill near Varennes, France. Shell-torn buildings are visible at the top of the hill at center. Railroad tracks run next to the hill at right. On the left at the top of a set of stairs is apparently a makeshift cemetery with several crosses for gravestones. People can be seen walking among the various shelters and dugouts on the hill.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
date made
1918-10
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
place made
France
depicted
France: Grand Est, Varennes-en-Argonne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 21 3/4 in; 41.91 cm x 55.245 cm
sketch: 15 1/2 in x 21 1/4 in; 39.37 cm x 53.975 cm
ID Number
AF.25834
catalog number
25834
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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