WORLD WAR ONE A group of approximately 170 views and portraits of life on the Western Front in and around Lorraine, [1915-1916]
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WORLD WAR ONE - WESTERN FRONT. A group of approximately 170 views and portraits of life on the Western Front in and around Lorraine, [1915-1916]
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WORLD WAR I - WESTERN FRONT
A group of approximately 170 views and portraits of life on the Western Front in and around Lorraine, gelatin silver prints, several with ink manuscript inscriptions on the verso, two or more per page and back to back, loosely tipped in at corners onto scrapbook album leaves, images 130 x 180mm. or smaller, folio (320 x 240mm.), [1915-1916]

Footnotes

  • AN EVOCATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF LIFE IN THE TRENCHES, including: a grave digger and countless graves in a makeshift cemetery following fierce fighting at the battle of Maloncourt, March 1916, which fell to the Germans; the ruins of Maloncourt church; "Collége de Verdun effet d'un 380 boche" showing the ruins of the building; rows of the buried dead at a field in Vassincourt; an aerial view of a town in Argonne; a radio, or "poste téléphonique au 'Rendez-vous de chasse'" in Hesse forest, Argonne; a view of a crashed Avatik AG German Fokker aircraft surrounded by French soldiers, and another view, perhaps of the same crash, showing French soldiers around what appears to be the body of the German pilot; a photographic postcard showing the interior of a hospital; two group portraits of French soldiers in bandages inside a church that has been converted into a makeshift hospital, and a number of autograph postcards relaying messages from the Front.
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