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A Belleau Farm

A Belleau Farm

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Pencil and ink drawing on paper. The work depicts a damaged farm in Belleau, France during World War I. Several buildings have sustained heavy damage, probably during the Battle of Belleau Wood in June 1918. An entire building is missing its roof on the left, and interior walls are visible.
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Object Name
date made
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associated person
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
France: Hauts-de-France, Belleau
France: Hauts-de-France, Belleau, Bois de
Physical Description
ink (overall production method/technique)
charcoal, pencil, or graphite (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
drawing with frame: 12 in x 16 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 40.9575 cm
drawing without frame: 7 13/16 in x 11 3/4 in; 19.84375 cm x 29.845 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
World War I Art
Combat Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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