1914 Rotogravure World War I France Afghanistan Gun Battery German Marines YNY2

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This is an original 1914 sepia rotogravure with three images from World War I: noncombatants return to rescue their household goods in the ruins of the town of Albert, France; a light mountain battery from Afghanistan acting with the British in France; and Marines of the German Third Sea Battalion handling a machine gun during the defense of Tsing-Tau (now Qingdao, China).

CONDITION

This 100+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the white spots in the bottom right corner are just reflections on the digital image -- they are NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 15.25 inches; 25 x 39 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)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of historic rotogravures from the first years of World War I. This global conflict, known as the Great War (and sometimes as "The war to end all wars"), was centered in Europe beginning 28 July 1914 and lasting until 11 November 1918, and ultimately involved all the worldÕs great powers and cost millions of lives.

About Rotogravure: Rotogravure is a printing method using a rotary press with intaglio cylinders which allows for very high quality halftone reproductions to be printed at high speed on inexpensive paper stock. Newspapers, beginning with The New York Times, were able to make effective use of this technology, and many published regular rotogravure pictorial sections in their publications during the early 20th century.

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