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Building the Hospital at Bazoilles

Building the Hospital at Bazoilles

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Mixed media sketch on paper. A complex of buildings and temporary structures make up the hospital at Bazoilles, which was one of the largest hospitals in France during World War I. An inscription beneath the drawing reads, "Showing an extension of the hospital; workmen shown here are Chinese. The hospital will eventually provide 10,000 beds. The ward buildings are built on both sides of the river."
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War Department
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
color painting material (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
sketch with frame: 10 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 40.005 cm
sketch without frame: 6 3/4 in x 11 5/8 in; 17.145 cm x 29.5275 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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