Between Shells, Chateau Thierry

Between Shells, Chateau Thierry

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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"
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Object Name
date made
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Harding, George Matthews
War Department
Harding, George Matthews
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 16 in x 24 1/8 in; 40.64 cm x 61.2775 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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