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His Bunkie

His Bunkie

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Description
Charcoal or crayon with gouache drawing on beige paper backed by card matte. The drawing depicts an American soldier, fully equipped, standing at the grave of his bunk mate or "bunkie." A wooden cross is at the head of the grave. Beside the cross are a helmet and what looks like a metal canister.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Aylward, William James
Physical Description
charcoal or crayon (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
card-matte (overall material)
Measurements
overall (with matte): 28 in x 22 in; 71.12 cm x 55.88 cm
drawing (without matte): 24 1/2 in x 18 1/8 in; 62.23 cm x 46.0375 cm
ID Number
AF.25661
catalog number
25661
accession number
64592
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
Military
Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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