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On the Trail of the Hun - St. Mihiel Drive

On the Trail of the Hun - St. Mihiel Drive

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Watercolor and gouache drawing on paper. The work depicts an army on the march. The foreground features wagons ascending a hill; American soldiers ride in and walk along side the wagons. Half of the sky is covered by dark clouds. In the background on the left side are tents, while in the right background are the buildings of what appears to be a small town. Several airplanes are in the sky.
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War Department
Aylward, William James
France: Grand Est, Saint-Mihiel
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
gouache (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall (with matte): 26 in x 34 1/16 in; 66.04 cm x 86.51875 cm
drawing without matte: 18 7/8 in x 26 5/8 in; 47.9425 cm x 67.6275 cm
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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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