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Hospital at Savenay

Hospital at Savenay

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Description
A pencil and watercolor sketch on paper of a hospital at Savenay, France. This American hospital occupied several permanent buildings and temporary structures during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-07
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
depicted
France: Pays de la Loire, Savenay
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 9 7/8 in x 16 in; 25.0825 cm x 40.64 cm
sketch without frame: 6 3/16 in x 12 3/4 in; 15.71625 cm x 32.385 cm
ID Number
AF.25995
catalog number
25995
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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Comments

I have a small hand carved plaque that was my grandfathers. He served in the American Army during WW1 I'am trying to understand what this represents. the plaque is carved on what looks like birch wood and reads"PWC 36 SAVENAY",1919 for CORP JOHN C RODGERS There is a black cross on the face as well . On the back is carved O.CESSLER or it could be GESSLER.
I've recently learned that my grandmother's sister, Elizabeth Crump, served as an American Red Cross volunteer at hospital 8 in Savenay during WWI. She wrote letters to loved ones on behalf of soldiers who'd been injured or killed. Then I discovered that another sister, Helen Crump's husband, Elbert "Bert" du Bois Loughran, was also serving there. He was a throat doctor from Kingston, New York. I've wondered if he was there in the capacity of a doctor. Can you tell me if they were serving at the same place as a deliberate move or if that was a coincidence. Is there any way to tell? It's very nice to see this drawing of the hospital where they were.

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