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Between Shells, Chateau Thierry

Between Shells, Chateau Thierry

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Description
Charcoal and crayon drawing on paper of American soldiers rushing out of a shell-torn building during a pause in shelling. Two soldiers have left the building and are running across the building to the left. Two soldiers are visible in the doorway on their way out of the building, with outlines of more soldiers visible behind. All soldiers are in uniform with helmets and rifles with fixed bayonets. The building is white with several large holes in the walls and windows. Green shutters hang askew from the windows and a green door has been taken off its hinges. The doorway is surrounded by elaborate green trim. A black railing in front of the building is bent from damage. Signed by the artist at bottom right, "George Harding, Chateau Thierry"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Harding, George Matthews
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
depicted
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 24 1/8 in; 40.64 cm x 61.2775 cm
ID Number
AF.25737
catalog number
25737
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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