Refugees from Chateau Thierry Section

Refugees from Chateau Thierry Section

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Description
Charcoal sketch on white paper. Depicted are war refugees from Chateau Thierry, France, entering a town carrying their belongings while American soldiers exit the town as part of an artillery convoy. At left, a woman leads a horse and oxen pulling a carriage stocked with household items and animals. A second woman rides the horse. A few civilian men follow behind them. At right, American soldiers ride horses and carriages away from the town, followed by carts filled with supplies and a large field gun. Trees line the road to the right and houses line the road at left.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sketch
date made
1918
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Townsend, Harry
artist
Townsend, Harry
place referenced
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
place made
France
referenced
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 22 3/4 in; 43.18 cm x 57.785 cm
ID Number
AF.26118
catalog number
26118
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
World War I
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Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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