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1915 Cover Otto von Bismarck Prussian Statesman Imperial Chancellor Germany YNY2

1915 Cover Otto von Bismarck Prussian Statesman Imperial Chancellor Germany YNY2

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This is an original 1915 sepia cover for The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial, March 25, 1915 featuring Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck (1815-1898). Known as the "Iron Chancellor" he was the first Imperial Chancellor (Reichskanzler) of the German Empire.


This 99+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 15.75 inches; 28 x 40 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.