Qin Dynasty Bronze Sword

The Marshall Collection contains several impressive weapons presented to George C. Marshall at formal occasions, as war trophies, or as gifts. One such gift was an ancient bronze sword (jian) from the Qin (pronounced Chin) Dynasty, 255-207 B.C. The Qin Dynasty was in the far western kingdom of the seven Warring States. In 221 B.C. the […]

Church at Vaux

One of the most iconic “doughboy” photos to come out of World War I depicts a group of American soldiers resting in a church in the French village of Vaux. It was November 5, 1918, a week before the Armistice, and the men were heading toward Sedan. In the image, Howard Brock plays the organ and leads […]