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General View of the Great Yards at Is-Sur-Tille

General View of the Great Yards at Is-Sur-Tille

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Description
Pencil and crayon sketch on paper. The work is a view of the railroad yards at Is-sur-Tille, France. Long, low buildings are depicted in the middle ground. Divisional files indicate that the artist noted "Fifty miles of railroad track, combined with barracks and warehouses, cover several square miles in this area."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
depicted
France: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Is-sur-Tille
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10 3/16 in x 13 in; 25.87625 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
AF.25829
catalog number
25829
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
Railroads
World War I
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World War I Art
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Military
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Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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