Walter H. Gordon

Walter H. Gordon

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A three-quarters profile of Walter H. Gordon depicted as Major General, commanding 6th Division. An oil painting on an illustration board. A white man, Major General Gordon has gray/black hair, brown eyes, a gray/black moustache and is wearing glasses. He is wearing a brown tunic with a U.S. officer collar insignia and two stars on his right shoulder indicating his rank of Major General. Behind his left shoulder is a section of green paint probably to represent the outdoors and on the upper right portion of the portrait is a part of the American flag with two white stripes and three red stripes. Only the head and the collar is detailed in this portrait. The rest of the tunic is not sketched or painted at all. A border of brown paint was used possibly intended to cut the board to an appropriate size. Major General Gordon's signature can be seen on the bottom 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 3/4 in x 18 1/2 in; 62.865 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Distinguished Service Medal
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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