In Billets

In Billets

Charcoal and color sketch on paper. Large wagon in foreground. On the right, sitting up against a building, a line of American troops and French women are stripping willow boughs for baskets. Team of mules on the left. Trees in the background and hills in the distance. A label affixed to the lower right corner of the drawing reads: "1. x16392/IN BILLETS. American boys helping French women strip willow/bows [sic] for baskets./Reherry." The sketch is affixed to a larger piece of cardboard.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1918
associated date
associated person
War Department
Morgan, Wallace
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 14 3/8 in x 22 in; 36.5125 cm x 55.88 cm
sketch: 13 1/2 in x 19 3/4 in; 34.29 cm x 50.165 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
World War I Art
Combat Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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