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This is an original 1914 two-color print of the statue of the legendary figure of Roland in the market square (Rathausplatz) of Bremen, Germany. Erected in 1404, Roland is portrayed as protector of the city: his sword (Durandal) is unsheathed and his shield features the two-headed Imperial eagle.
This 101+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is pleased to offer an exceptional collection of historic halftone and color prints from 1914. These images of famous places, architecture and cityscapes, monuments, and people provide a fascinating picture of pre-World War I Germany. Many of the images (including battleships, U-boats, Krupp factories and arms) also document the rise of German nationalism and the growing militarization of the German Empire in the years preceding the first global conflict. Sadly, many of these beautiful buildings and cities that survived the First World War were subsequently either damaged or destroyed during the Second World War.