Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

WWI Artwork from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

These works, none of which I've ever seen before (and I've seen a lot of WWI imagery), are from 15,000 digitized prints, drawings, and watercolors, of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection held at Brown University.  So far, I've been able to track down about 100 of the images that are related to the Great War.  Hopefully, more will be added to the specimens available for online viewing.  The collection can be searched by subject HERE.

Royal Field Artillery Officers Relaxing, Woodville

Austrian Infantry Attacking a Russian Village, Neumann

Le Guetteur (the Watcher) in Champagne, Herve

German Marine in Flanders Dunes, Unknown

French Mountain Artillery Column, von Schriltz

Trones Wood in Distance, Handley-Read

Attack of the Bersaglieri, Tallone

Their Own Home Folks, Ladies' Home Journal

Three Poilus, Coussens

Soup in the Trenches, Rockman


  1. Very impressive pictures. This looks like it's an extremely rich and valuable source for WWI art.

  2. The Brown military collection - and I know from personal involvement in the past, has one of the richest sources of military history in its manifest forms, in America and possibly the world.
    Its collection of toy soldiers is outstanding. This was collected by one of the daughters of the Brown family, who began her collection while on honeymoon to Europe.

    1. Thanks for the link to the Brown University collections, which I see has an extensive military history section.

  3. Remarkable work. Thank you for sharing!