1914 Print Military Equipment Observation Column Scouting Tower Ladder XEFA7


This is an original 1914 black and white halftone print of a rudimentary World War One scouting device, the Observation Column. While this may seem clever, and perhaps an effective way of spotting enemy forces, it also completely exposes the scout to enemy sniper fire. Eventually scouting methods adapted to trench warfare with periscopes and aviation.


This 97+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches; 14 x 19 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: Soldier, Crowd, Uniform, Historical Image