1920 Rotogravure WWI St. Mihiel Salient German Retreat Telephone Wire First WAR1


This is an original 1920 World War I sepia rotogravure of Lieutenant Colonel R. D. Garret of the 42nd Division of Signal Corps testing a German telephone wire left behind after the enemy retreated at Essey. The second image shows a concrete German dugout, used as a first aid station. After the enemy retreated from the area, the dugout was used by the 3rd Battalion, 103rd Infantry, 26th Division as a battalion headquarters.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. 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 8.25 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 Communication