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German Dugouts, Montsec

German Dugouts, Montsec

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Charcoal sketch on textured, off-white paper. The work depicts the interior of what was the dugout of a German commanding officer near Montsec, France during World War I. A wounded American soldier reads while sitting in a chair, with one leg raised and resting on a bench. Crutches lean against the bench. There are two labels on the cardboard under the sketch. The first is printed and reads: "GERMAN DUGOUTS, MONTSEC/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/2989". The second is typed and reads: "This was the dugout of the commanding officer. The walls were covered with burlap and the furniture was carefully made of twisted boughs. The wouded [sic] officer belonged to the 1st Division, which took Montsec."
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Object Name
date made
ca 1918
associated date
associated person
War Department
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
France: Grand Est, Montsec
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
overall: 14 in x 22 in; 35.56 cm x 55.88 cm
sketch: 11 in x 13 in; 27.94 cm x 33.02 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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