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Dressing Station in a Culvert in the Road

Dressing Station in a Culvert in the Road

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Description
Charcoal drawing on white paper of a medical dressing station for wounded soldiers. The first aid station is built into a ditch or culvert on the side of a road. American soldiers can be seen being treated for their wounds. In the foreground are injured soldiers in shadow; behind them the light shines on more soldiers receiving treatment, both on the ground and standing. A couple of shelves hold supplies. There are broken tree branches hanging over the ditch. On the road, at the top background, there is an ambulance with the Red Cross emblem on its side.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Morgan, Wallace
artist
Morgan, Wallace
place made
France
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31 1/8 in x 24 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 79.0575 cm x 62.865 cm x 3.175 cm
drawing: 20 3/4 in x 14 7/8 in; 52.705 cm x 37.7825 cm
ID Number
AF.25766
catalog number
25766
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
subject
Medicine
World War I
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Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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