Refugees from Chateau Thierry Section

Refugees from Chateau Thierry Section

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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.
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Object Name
date made
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
War Department
Townsend, Harry
Townsend, Harry
place referenced
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
place made
France: Hauts-de-France, Château-Thierry
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 17 in x 22 3/4 in; 43.18 cm x 57.785 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
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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