1916 Print Parachute Observation Balloon French German ORIGINAL HISTORIC ILW2


This is an original 1916 halftone print of a Frenchman parachuting down from an observation balloon. The caption reads, "The Frenchman, at the mercy of the gale, used his parachute and sought safety within the German lines."


This 95+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 9.25 inches; 15 x 23 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: World War I, Great War, Parachuting