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Salvage, Clearing up the Fields Behind the Lines

Salvage, Clearing up the Fields Behind the Lines

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Charcoal sketch on white paper. Two American soldiers collect and organize German rifles (possibly Mauser Gewehr rifles?), helmets, ammunition, and other supplies from behind enemy lines in an open, deserted field. The focal point of the sketch, one of the soldiers, is carrying gun belts while the other kneels behind him. They are surrounded by enemy supplies and two damaged trees.
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Object Name
date made
July 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 18 in x 24 in; 45.72 cm x 60.96 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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