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1920 Rotogravure WWI War Industry Leaders Pershing Baker Sharp Observation WAR1

1920 Rotogravure WWI War Industry Leaders Pershing Baker Sharp Observation WAR1

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This is an original 1920 World War I sepia rotogravure of a German shell exploding over the position occupied by Battery C at Fremenil in the Toul Sector of the 149th F. A., who are engaging the enemy. Another image shows "The Blue Print Era," where Secretary of War Newton Baker and General John J. Pershing inspect and review the train depot project at St. Nazaire while seated on a military observation car. The war department leaders engaged railway system engineer General W. W. Atterbury to aid in the project. The final image shows the men behind the war, including Secretary of War Newton Baker, General John J. Pershing, U. S. Ambassador to France William G. Sharp, Major General W. M. Black, Captain de Marenches of the French Army, Colonel Carl Boyd, Lieutenant Colonel M L. Brett, Colonel Fox Conner, Commander R. D. White and Ralph A. Hayes.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. 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: U. S. N., American Expeditionary Forces, A. E. F., Explosives, Warfare, Military, Wartime, Field Artillery