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1919 Rotogravure WWI Air Fight Observation Balloon Hans Heinrich Marwede YNY4

1919 Rotogravure WWI Air Fight Observation Balloon Hans Heinrich Marwede YNY4

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"Thrilling Air Duel Between Airplane and Balloon"

This is an original 1919 sepia rotogravure of an air duel during World War I between an Allied observation balloon and a German aviator, Hans Heinrich Marwede seen here in the bottom image.


This 95+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. Small tear - right margin. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 15 inches; 25 x 38 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 rotogravures from the last year of World War I. 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.