1920 Rotogravure WWI Uncle Joe Elephant Backs Doughboy Bartender German WAR1


This is an original 1920 World War I sepia Rotogravure of J. C. "Uncle Joe" Kernan caring for a recently escaped German refugee. The second image shows Sergeant Hughey of the 305th Engineers pretending to tend bar. The third image shows soldiers hiding under iron shelters, known as "elephant backs," which aided in shrapnel protection. The final image shows Lieutenant Colonel Paul B. Clemens and Lieutenant William J. Niedprune interrogating a German officer on enemy artillery positions.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light foxing and aging. Light wrinkling. - right margin. No natural defects. 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 10.5 x 8.5 inches; 27 x 22 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: Bartending, Beer, Whiskey, Doughboy, American Troops, U. S. Military, Military Leaders, Military Officials