1917 Print General Pershing Shell Australian Sand Shoes ORIGINAL HISTORIC ILW2


This is an original 1917 halftone print of some images from World War I; the top image is of General John J. Pershing inspecting a shell and ammunition factory in England where 95% of the workers are women. The bottom image features the wire shoes worn by Australian troops fighting for England in Mesopotamia, which protect their feet from sinking into the very dry sand.


This 94+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. 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 5.75 x 9 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: army, military, WWI, Australia, English, wartime, manufacturing, weapon, weaponry, ammo, artillery, work, manufacturing