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1911 Halftone Print Picturesque French Town France Provence-Alpes-Cote XGVA3

1911 Halftone Print Picturesque French Town France Provence-Alpes-Cote XGVA3

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This is an original 1911 black and white halftone print of "A Fort Surmounts the Lofty Peak." This is an image of a nameless town, likely Entrevaux, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur department in France. The travelers noted that the steep hill was insurmountable by automobile, forcing them to park, set the brake, and block the wheels with rocks before continuing on foot.


This 100+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 5 inches; 18 x 13 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)

This collection represents images taken on an early twentieth century automobile trip through Europe. The car driven, for what at the time was a very adventurous trip, was a 1911 Maxwell Mascotte Touring car, a two-seated, four-cylinder 28 horsepower roadster, with a folding seat in the rear, which on occasion could hold two additional passengers, but was more generally closed and used as a deck onto which a trunk was bolted. The adventurers also carried two spare tires and extra oil and gasoline in this time of early automobiles. To give an idea of just how significant the mode of transportation was on this adventure, the Ford Model T had just started production in 1908, and the high-wheel motor buggy, resembling a horse-less carriage, was in its heyday in the United States.

Keywords specific to this image: Cityscape, Mountains, Fortress, River Var, Europe