1922 Rotogravure WWI American Soldiers World War I France AEF Rainbow Division


This is an original 1922 sepia rotogravure of the first American Expeditionary Forces arriving on French soil. The lower image shows the Rainbow Division surrounded by French civilians and musicians. The caption writes, "Part of the Rainbow Division who had passed through the perils of the submarine zone and reached French territory. Their coming was unheralded, but the news spread like wildfire, and the people turned out en masse to welcome them."


This 89+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 15.25 inches; 25 x 39 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)