This happy group of liberated civilians are in Brieullen [Brieulles?] in Northern France. A friendly Yankee chaplain is interested in their wooden shoes., November 1918
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
In Liberated Northern France! This happy group of liberated civilians are in Brieullen [Brieulles?]. They were freed from German aggression by the advance of the Americans towards Sedan. A friendly Yankee chaplain is interested in their wooden shoes.
Credited in plate with typeset credit and title on label affixed to verso.
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