Ralph M. Atkinson

Ralph M. Atkinson

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Oil on illustration board. Portrait of Sergeant Ralph M. Atkinson depicted as belonging to 167th Infantry, 42nd Division. A white man, Sergeant Atkinson has brown hair and blue eyes. He is wearing a olive drab M1916 shirt (as the collar is sticking out). It is possible that the shirt is actually being worn under a tunic since it is said that insignia and medals are not sewn or worn on the shirt, but the tunic. Sergeant Atkinson is wearing brown overseas cap with an "ALA" insignia representing Alabama on the front left side of the hat. A rainbow shoulder patch is seen representing the 42nd division. He is wearing a Distinguished Service Cross military ribbon on his left chest. Two downward chevrons are seen on the end of his left arm sleeve indicating at least a year of service overseas.
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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
Germany: Rhineland Palatinate, Sinzig
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
illustration board (overall material)
overall: 24 3/4 in x 18 5/8 in; 62.865 cm x 47.3075 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Distinguished Service Cross
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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