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German Outpost, Montfaucon

German Outpost, Montfaucon

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Charcoal sketch on light green paper. The sketch shows a German outpost at Montfaucon, France during World War I. The outpost consists of a large trench with walls reinforced by wooden posts. The upper left corner of an entryway, perhaps to an underground shelter, is just visible in the trench. Glued to the card underneath the sketch is a label that reads "GERMAN OUTPOST, MONFAUCON/Looking toward Hill 204/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2990."
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Object Name
date made
ca 1918
associated date
associated person
War Department
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
France: Grand Est, Montfaucon-d'Argonne
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 14 1/4 in x 22 in; 36.195 cm x 55.88 cm
sketch: 10 1/2 in x 13 3/8 in; 26.67 cm x 33.9725 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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