The House with a Shell Hole

The House with a Shell Hole

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Description
Black and white pencil sketch on white paper, mounted to thick paper. Sketch shows the damage of one shell to a townhouse. The entire front wall of the house is missing, and the debris and rubble on the three floors is visible to the outside world. More debris is scattered in the front yard. Two other, virtually undamaged houses surround what was once a home.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Smith, J. Andre
artist
Smith, J. Andre
referenced
France: Grand Est, Badonviller
Physical Description
charcoal (sketch production method/technique)
paper (sketch material)
card stock (mat material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 15 in; 38.1 cm x 38.1 cm
sketch: 11 3/4 in x 13 1/4 in; 29.845 cm x 33.655 cm
ID Number
AF.26046
catalog number
26046
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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