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This is an original 1915 two-page duotone rotogravure showing how soldiers of both the Allied and Central Powers amused themselves both in and out of the trenches during World War I. Their play included poker games; wrestling contests; snowball fights; and in the bottom left corner of the second image --Maoris doing a war dance. Please see both images.
This 99+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. 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 and top margins are just reflections on the digital image -- they are NOT on the item.
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.