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Metz: Field-Hospital of the Esplanade

Artist/maker unknown, French. Published by P. Didion, Metz, France, acitve late 19th century.

Made in Metz, France, Europe

c. 1870

Stencil-colored relief print

Image: 7 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches (19.7 x 34.9 cm)

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Alice Newton Osborn, 1958

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During the Franco-Prussian War, women volunteered to nurse the wounded after the battles waged near Metz, a large city in eastern France. Because of the lack of adequate hospital facilities, tents to house the wounded had to be set up in a public square in Metz near a statue of Marshall Ney, a key military commander under Napoleon I earlier in the century.