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1917 Rotogravure World War I Battle Arras Street Shelling British Soldiers YNY3

1917 Rotogravure World War I Battle Arras Street Shelling British Soldiers YNY3

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"When Shells are Falling Fast"

This is an original 1917 sepia rotogravure with a dramatic image of shells bursting in the street during the Battle of Arras which took place from 9 April to 16 May 1917 during World War I.


This 97+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small wrinkle - center. No surface rub. Small tear - bottom margin. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the white spots in the bottom left corner are just reflections on the digital image -- they are NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 14.75 x 10 inches; 37 x 25 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 World War I rotogravures from 1917, the year that the United States entered the war. 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.