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1917 Rotogravure WWI Crater Zone Flanders British Troops Anti-Aircraft Gun YNY3

1917 Rotogravure WWI Crater Zone Flanders British Troops Anti-Aircraft Gun YNY3

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"Difficulties of Advancing over the Crater Zone on the Western Front"

This is an original 1917 duotone rotogravure of British soldiers moving an anti-aircraft gun along a shelled and flooded road behind the British lines in Flanders during World War I.


This 97+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No surface rub. Small tear - bottom margin. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Duotone
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 15.25 x 9.75 inches; 39 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.