1920 Rotogravure WWI Aerial Grandpre Anti Aircraft Artillery Incendiary WAR1


This is an original 1920 World War I sepia Rotogravure of an aerial view of American pilots dropping incendiary bombs made of oil emulsion, thermite and metallic sodium, a highly explosive combination, onto a German supply station. The black puffs of smoke are enemy anti-aircraft shell fire. The second image shows an aerial view of Grandpre, which was captured by the 77th and 78th Division.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. - right margin. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 8.25 inches; 26 x 21 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Argonne Forest, Meuse-Argonne Battle, Air Force, Explosives, Missiles, Warfare, Wartime, Military Aircraft, Warplane, Bomber Airplane, Aviation