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Machine Gun Emplacement

Machine Gun Emplacement

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Oil painting on canvas of an American machine gun emplacement at Seicheprey, France. Two American soldiers in olive drab uniforms are sitting in the middle of a cemetery next to their Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun. There are tombstones all around the soldiers, some of which have toppled over. A section of the rock wall surrounding the cemetery has been partially destroyed at right, giving the machine gunners a better sight line. The soldiers have positioned the gun on the rubble from the ruined wall, with the barrel of the gun pointing out of the cemetery. Signed by the artist at bottom left, "Harvey Dunn, Saishprey [sic], AEF"
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Object Name
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
Dunn, Harvey Thomas
France: Grand Est, Département de Meurthe-et-Moselle
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 26 in x 39 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in; 66.04 cm x 100.965 cm x 3.96875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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