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Portrait of Colonel Charles White Whittlesey (1884-1921), Class of 1905

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Portrait of Colonel Charles White Whittlesey (1884-1921), Class of 1905

Artist: Walter Frankl (American ; 1888-1963)

Date: c. 1948
Dimensions:
Overall: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
frame: 36 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (92.7 x 80 cm)
Classification: PAINTING
Credit Line: Presented in 1948 by Lt. Edward R. Bartlett, Class of 1912, in memory of Col. Charles Whittlesey, Class of 1905, on the occasion of the naming of the Whittlesey Room, Williams Club, New York, NY
Object number: 92.5.77
DescriptionLt. Col. Charles W. Whittlesey, Class of 1905, was the leader of the famous "Lost Battalion". He lead troops into France, as part of the 77th Division. Before many months had passed Whitlesey's name thrilled the entire world, for his heroic stand in the Argonne as one of the most courageous episodes in American History. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1918.
Inscribed: l.l. in oil: WALTER FRANKL; verso u.l.: [N.Y. framer's label]
Terms
  • male portrait
  • WWI
  • Colonel Whittlesey
  • military uniform
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