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A Road at the Front

A Road at the Front

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Description
A charcoal, pencil, and watercolor color sketch on paper of a camouflaged road at the front lines. An American soldier is walking down a road that is bordered on each side by a barbed wire fence covered with branches and wood that continues into the background. The catalog card records the original label for this drawing: "This is the road from Baccarat to Pexonne via Vaqueville. It shows a screening of camouflage made from reeds and pine bows now turned brown with age. On the distant hills (a little to the left of the center of this picture) is located a German O.P. [Observation Post]. The road is quite frequently under shell-fire."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-04
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
referenced
France: Grand Est, Baccarat
Physical Description
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 12 7/16 in x 15 3/8 in; 31.59125 cm x 39.0525 cm
sketch without frame: 8 9/16 in x 13 5/8 in; 21.74875 cm x 34.6075 cm
ID Number
AF.25908
catalog number
25908
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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