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1920 Rotogravure WWI Marseilles Stevedores Military Awards Band Concert SOS WAR1 - Period Paper

1920 Rotogravure WWI Marseilles Stevedores Military Awards Band Concert SOS WAR1

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This is an original 1920 World War I sepia Rotogravure of the fighters of the Cuban and Philippine wars who helped speed up S. O. S. (Services of Supply) work in France. Men pictured include, Sergeant Samuel Bradshaw, 1st Sergeant Thomas Henshaw and Sergeant Arthur Steger, all of the 807th Stevedore Regiment in Bordeaux. The second image shows the victors of the first week's race between stevedore units engaged in unloading vessels. These man are being entertained by the band of the 134th Infantry on Dock No. 2 in Marseilles. The third image shows a night crew of stevedores at Marseilles listening to a band concert before heading back to work on the docks. The final image shows Chief Signal Officer for the A. E. F. (American Expeditionary Forces), Brigadier General Edgar Russel, being decorated by Marshal Haig with the British order of Commander of the Bath at the General Headquarters of the A. E. F. in Chaumont.


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

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Near Mint / 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, Military Awards, Military Honors, Live Entertainment, African American Military Leaders, Dockworkers, Shipping, Ships