1920 Rotogravure WWI Signal Corps Photographer Ralph Estep War Scenes WAR1
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This is an original 1920 World War I sepia Rotogravure of one of the final images seen by U. S. Signal Corps photographer Lieutenant Ralph Estep, which shows a patrol of the 42nd Division advancing toward enemy trenches near Sedan. The second image shows Company A, 3rd Battalion, 166th Infantry, 42nd Division at Champigneulles on their way to the front lines. The final image was the very last image Lieutenant Estep saw before his death, which was caused by a shell bursting directly in front of him.
This 91+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. - right margin. No natural defects. No surface rub. 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 8.5 inches; 27 x 22 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, War Photography, Military Troops, Railway Tracks