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1917 Rotogravure WWI Nieuwpoort Belgium Coast Defense Breastworks Barb Wire YNY3

1917 Rotogravure WWI Nieuwpoort Belgium Coast Defense Breastworks Barb Wire YNY3

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"Where Beauty and Fashion Once Reigned at the Holiday Resorts of Belgium"

This is an original 1917 duotone rotogravure of the barbed wire and breastworks protecting the Belgian coast during World War I.


This 97+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No water damage. There are several small chips in the top margin. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Duotone
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 15.25 x 10 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.