The pale beam from the searchlight swept the sky over and over. On board the refugees huddled uncomplainingly
Date: 1914
Medium: Ink, graphite, and gouache on paper
Dimensions: composition: 11 3/4 × 10 7/8 in. (29.8 × 27.6 cm) sheet: 14 × 13 in. (35.6 × 33 cm)
Illustration Citation: "A Woman in Battle - At Belgium's Last Stand," by F. Tennyson Jesse, in Collier's Weekly, November 14, 1914
Credit Line: Gayle and Alene Hoskins Endowment Fund, 1989
Object Number: 1989-76
About: With the incisive lines and sharp contrasts of a woodcut, this illustration reflects Belgian refugees' bleak expressions and resigned poses as they flee Antwerp during World War I to escape German attacks on the city. Charles Buckles Falls was a book and magazine illustrator and poster artist, adept with various media. Author F. Tennyson Jesse was described by Collier's Weekly as a 25 year old London journalist, the only woman war correspondent to reach a European battlefield by late 1914.
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