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Making Nets and Camouflage Material

Making Nets and Camouflage Material

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Charcoal and ink wash sketch on blue-gray paper. Women are making nets and camouflage material in a large tent-like structure in Dijon, France. The structure appears to be fortified with sand bags at one end. There is a label attached to the bottom center of the sketch that reads: "MAKING NETS AND CAMOUFLAGE MATERIAL/Central Camouflage Depot at Dijon/BY E. PEIXOTTO/TRANSFERRED FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT/3004."
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Object Name
date made
ca 1918
associated date
associated person
War Department
Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
France: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Dijon
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
ink wash (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 14 3/4 in; 31.75 cm x 37.465 cm
sketch: 10 3/8 in x 13 5/8 in; 26.3525 cm x 34.6075 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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