1917 Print Skoda Howitzer German Shell Crater Hole WWI ORIGINAL HISTORIC ILW2


This is an original 1917 halftone print showing the size of the holes made by the shells from a Skoda Howitzer, the massive Austrian siege guns used in World War I. The soldiers lying in the hole add some reality to how large these craters are--this one being 22 feet deep and 50 feet wide.


This 94+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.25 x 4.5 inches; 8 x 11 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: WWI, International Film Service, wartime, army, explosion, bomb, weapon, weaponry, destruction, trench, gunning, aftermath