Mopping up Cierges 1918

Mopping up Cierges 1918

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Description
Charcoal sketch on paper of four American soldiers advancing down a street in Cierges, France. The soldiers are apparently coming through the village at the end of a recent battle, making sure that the village has been cleared of all enemy combatants. They have their rifles drawn with bayonet attached. The street is lined with badly damaged buildings in the background. Rubble from the bombed out buildings litters the street.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Morgan, Wallace
artist
Morgan, Wallace
place made
France
depicted
France: Hauts-de-France, Cierges
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in x 19 3/8 in; 28.575 cm x 49.2125 cm
ID Number
AF.25776
catalog number
25776
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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