William M. Wainwright

William M. Wainwright

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Oil on illustration board. Portrait of two star General William M. Wright. Army Service Ribbons for Decorations and Medals include: Spanish Campaign, Army of Cuban Occupation, Sampson Medal, Army of Cuban Pacification, and a Unknown Ribbon (yellow ribbon with a band of blue in center, possibly Mexican Service). Wright wears a officer pin on the collar of his tunic and possibly a early design insignia of the 35th Division (blue square tilted to look like a diamond with a outline of a white circle in its center). He also wears a service cap with the insignia of the United States and a Sam Browne belt. Only Wright's head, hat, collar, insignia, service ribbons, and part of his Sam Browne belt have been filled in with color. He has grey hair, brown eyes, and is clean shaven. Wright's signature in red crayon is at the bottom center of the portrait.
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Object Name
date made
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Place Made
France: Grand Est, Bar-sur-Aube
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
illustration board (overall material)
overall: 24 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in; 62.23 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Committee to Acquire for the Nation the Chase Collection of A. E. F. Portraits
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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