1945 Print Conad Troops Chalk Export France Coke Reden Mines Coal Train CON1


This is an original 1945 halftone print of Conad troops chalking "Export to France" on a trainload of coke. The caption writes, "Pictured at right, Conad army engineers and French civilian engineers examine some of the rich baked coke of the Reden mines."

"Conad History" (Continental Advance) was created to preserve the history of the United States Army supply forces, and to provide a basis for future studies by the United States War Department. The book covered the continental advance, communications zones, the European theater of operations, and the United States Army during 1944 and 1945. The Conad staff began in Africa and traveled to central Europe where they finished.


This 66+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 13 inches; 25 x 33 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: carbon, locomotive, railway, railroad, Allied Forces, World War II, wartime