Monterail, Chateau Thierry Road

Monterail, Chateau Thierry Road

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Charcoal and crayon sketch on white paper of refugees passing American soldiers on their way to the front. In the foreground, a procession of soldiers on foot and soldiers in horse-drawn wagons can be seen heading down the road on their way to the front. The wagon at center is pulling artillery. Behind the soldiers in the background, a French soldier and civilian refugee women head in the opposite direction from the Americans. The French soldier is in a blue uniform riding a white horse. Three civilian women can be seen leading or riding wagons pulled by oxen. One civilian woman at center is wearing a blue dress and brown shoes with a white scarf tied over her head. She has a brown basket on her back, another basket over her left arm and is carrying a scythe in her right hand. Signed by the artist at bottom right, "George Harding, Near Chateau Thierry, 6/10/18"
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Object Name
date made
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Harding, George Matthews
War Department
Harding, George Matthews
depicted; referenced
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 18 in x 23 7/8 in; 45.72 cm x 60.6425 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
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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