1920 Rotogravure WWI American Troops Homeward Bound Ships USS Mercury WAR1


This is an original 1920 World War I sepia Rotogravure of American soldiers heading home after the Armistice was signed. The first image shows men of the 49th Infantry embarking from Brest, France. The second image shows men departing from St. Nazaire on the U. S. S. Mercury. The third image shows men departing from Bordeaux on the Wilhelmina. The final image shows the Headquarters Company, 319th Field Artillery, 82nd Division boarding the Alaskan to head for home.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing and aging. Small crease - top right corner. No natural defects. Light scuffing. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 8.25 inches; 27 x 21 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Wartime, American Military