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The Great Nave: Wounded Soldiers Performing Arms Drill at the End of Their Medical Treatment

Unknown (French)

Date:
1916
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 21.9 x 27.9 cm (8 5/8 x 11 in.) Mount: 28 x 34.7 cm (11 x 13 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.317
  • Description

    During World War I, wounded soldiers who had been sent to Paris to recover were drilled in the cavernous Grand Palais to prepare them for a return to the front.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Printed on mount recto below print: "La Grande Nef / Le maniement des armes des blessés en fin de traitement"

    Inscription: Letterpress on mount recto, BC: "LA GRANDE NEF // Le maniement d'armes des blessés en fin de traitement."

  • Provenance

    [Alain Paviot, Paris & Galerie F, Paris]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, December 1, 1997

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