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Salvage, Clearing up the Fields Behind the Lines

Salvage, Clearing up the Fields Behind the Lines

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
date made
1918
July 1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Townsend, Harry
artist
Townsend, Harry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 in x 24 in; 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
AF.26123
catalog number
26123
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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