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First Aid Station with American Wounded

First Aid Station with American Wounded

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Description
Charcoal and crayon drawing on heavy textured cream wove paper. The work depicts German prisoners of war carrying wounded American soldiers on stretchers at a first aid station. Wounded soldiers - American and German - are shown lying and sitting on the ground in front of a building flying a white flag with a red cross on it. On the far right, in the foreground, a multi-colored camouflaged German helmet hangs on a rifle with its bayonet fixed. A tank, smoke, and fire are visible in the background.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 1/4 in x 29 1/8 in; 46.355 cm x 73.9775 cm
ID Number
AF.25742
catalog number
25742
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
Red Cross
World War I
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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