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Crossing the Rhine at Coblenz

Crossing the Rhine at Coblenz

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Description
A pencil and watercolor sketch on paper of the first American soldiers to cross the Rhine river at Coblenz, Germany (now known as Koblenz) after the Armistice of World War I. A pontoon bridge provides a crossing over the Rhine River. On the left of the bridge is a column of soldiers; a few vehicles are on the right.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-12-13
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
place made
Germany
depicted
Germany: Rhineland Palatinate, Koblenz
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
watercolor (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 11 5/8 in x 14 7/8 in; 29.5275 cm x 37.7825 cm
sketch without frame: 6 7/8 in x 10 15/16 in; 17.4625 cm x 27.78125 cm
ID Number
AF.25968
catalog number
25968
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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