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1950 Photogravure Mont Saint Michel France Normandy Island Abbey Monastery XGYB9

1950 Photogravure Mont Saint Michel France Normandy Island Abbey Monastery XGYB9

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This is an original 1950 black and white photogravure of the monastery and commune of Mont Saint-Michel which is situated on a rocky tidal island in the region of Normandy in northwestern France. As of 2006, there were only 41 permanent residents on this island. This island became the seat of the Saint-Michel monastery in the 8th century AD but was a strategic point with fortification since ancient times.

Normandy is the historical region corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy in northern France. It lies along the English Channel and is traditionally divided into Upper and Lower Normandy. In World War II, the D-Day landings occurred along the Normandy beaches and that event began the lengthy Battle of Normandy which many believe was the turning point of that war.


This 61+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. Minor print defect - top. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso. Please also note that there is a small smudge in the left margin.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 3.5 inches; 11 x 9 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: Church, Low Tide, Coast