Gelatin silver print
Gift of William Kistler, 1977.721
Fort Douaumont was part of the ring of fortifications around the town of Metz, a German stronghold near the St. Mihiel salient. The fort was practically obliterated by heavy shelling and is only recognizable thanks to its distinctive shape.
Inscribed recto, on album page, lower left, in black/brown ink: “Fort Douaumont (near Verdun)”; printed recto, on album page, lower right, in black ink: “Photographic Section. / Air Service. American Expeditionary Forces.”; inscribed recto, on album page, lower right, in blue ink: “45”; unmarked verso