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This is an original 1917 duotone rotogravure of French soldiers cultivating the fields in the region of Rheims in spite of the nearby bombardment during World War I.
This 97+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the white spot in the bottom left corner is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.
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.