1915 Cover German General Paul von Hindenburg World War I Germany President YNY2


Please note that this is a cover only! This is an original 1915 duotone cover for The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, August 12, 1915 featuring German General Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) who was later the second President of Germany (1925Ð34). The cover also includes halftone set-in images of Kaiser Wilhelm II, General Von Mackenson, Grand Duke Nicholas, and Czar Nicholas I.


This 99+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Duotone
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.75 x 15.75 inches; 27 x 40 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of historic rotogravures from the first years of World War I. This global conflict, known as the Great War (and sometimes as "The war to end all wars"), was centered in Europe beginning 28 July 1914 and lasting until 11 November 1918, and ultimately involved all the worldÕs great powers and cost millions of lives.

About Rotogravure: Rotogravure is a printing method using a rotary press with intaglio cylinders which allows for very high quality halftone reproductions to be printed at high speed on inexpensive paper stock. Newspapers, beginning with The New York Times, were able to make effective use of this technology, and many published regular rotogravure pictorial sections in their publications during the early 20th century.