A Cold Breakfast on the March

A Cold Breakfast on the March

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Charcoal sketch on illustration board of American soldiers eating breakfast as they march through a village during World War I. Depicted are several soldiers in uniform marching down the road while eating. They hold a variety of food and utensils in their hands, including mess kits, canteens, opened tin cans, and bread.. Several soldiers are on horseback pulling wagons. The buildings lining the road are badly damaged and the scene is dark and dreary. The right edge of the illustration board, about one to two inches along the length of the edge, is cracked and separated from the rest of the sketch. Signed at bottom right by the artist, "W. Morgan"
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Object Name
date made
ca 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Morgan, Wallace
Morgan, Wallace
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
illustration board (overall material)
overall: 18 7/8 in x 29 in; 47.9425 cm x 73.66 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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