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Catalog Number 1926.17.78
Object Name Map
Accession number 1926.17
Other number FR-EM2-35
Description Title: Verdun
Series Title: Carte d'Etat Major (Type 1889) No. 35
Dates: 1835; revised 1922; declination 1 January 1917
Scale: 1:50.000
Dimensions: 53 x 75 cm

Locations significant to military forces underlined in blue by Major Jay M. Lee on NW and SW sheets. NE sheet had arrow pointing to "Meuse Argonne American Cemetary"; label with note by J. Lee on SE sheet: "Defense by "Lost Battalion" 308th Inf. 77th Div. Oct. 2-7, 1918"; label with note by J. Lee "Montfaucon Hq German Crown Prince General Observation Post"; another label with note: "Vauquois Hill captured by 35th Div. Sept. 26, 1918" by J. Lee.

Maps, acquired from a variety of sources including the War Department and Army War College in Washington, D.C. Most were acquired by Major Jay M. Lee expressly to be used as guides for the artist D. Putnam Brinley of New York in preparing the map mural paintings in Memory Hall. Lee made notations on most of them and sent them to Brinley with correspondence (in LMA records) describing his notations. Brinley then returned them to Lee.

Numbers handwritten in blue pencil in margins by Jay Lee indicated desired arrangement when mounted on linen.

Lines in red and blue pencil by Lee indicated to Brinley his desired arrangement of map mural paintings in Memory Hall (NW and SW sheets).
Date n.d.
Subjects World War I
Maps
Title Verdun