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Original photograph, 5.5x7.5 inches, with original printed caption. WEstern Newspaper Union Photo Service. $125 June 25, 1918. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at World War I Photography
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A Trench Consultation, 5.5x7 inches. Original News Photo Service photograph, a British Official Photo, from the Western Newspaper Union. $150 Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at World War I Photography
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7.5x5.5 inches, with printed caption. Original photograph, ca. 1917/18. Fine condition. $125 Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at World War I Photography
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JF Ptak Science Books WWI Photo #82 Overall, these soldiers look to be in pretty good spirits, even if they were told to be so, they still looked fairly genuine. And who wouldn't be, at least to some degree? They were a few of the millions of soldiers who were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at World War I Photography
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JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post What a great name--the Women's Land Army of England. This was a voluntary service that recruited women to work in jobs (generally in agriculture and forestry and such) that were left unfilled by men going into military service. The "Land Girls" performed a huge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at World War I Photography
Oops. My mistake re price(s). I've adjusted it down to the lowest number, as is only fair.
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Belgian sniper. Original photograph, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Good condition. $350 This is an excellent example of appreciating images in context. The photograph seemed line an ordinary image of a soldier peering through a periscope on action ahead of his trench, in some miserable battlefield, somewhere in Europe,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at World War I Photography
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Original photograph, 1918, 8x6 inches, $150 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. 8x6 inches. Very good condition. $150 All in fun and all for the charity of the British Blue Cross, Ms. Phylis Broughton joins the festivities, though whether see is entirely reluctant or determined, we'll never know. Perhaps both. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. British women at work in glass factory. 8x5 inches. Good condition. $250 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. Workers in Italy. 8x5 inches. Good condition. $150 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. Children getting school instruction in wine cellar, Rheims. 8x6 inches. Good condition. $150 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918.WOmen folding in the Pants Kingdom. 8x6 inches, good condition. $250 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. American YWCA entertainers, France. 7x5 inches. Good condition. SOLD Thanks to John McKay (Anchorage, Alaska) for providing the background and foreground for who these women were--the Hearons sisters, as in "The Hearons Sisters Concert Company". They were evidently quite an attraction, performing coast-to-coast, with a European tour,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. 7x5 inches, good condition. $75 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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Original photograph, News Photo Service agency, 1918. $125 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. 7x5 inches, very good condition. $95 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph. 1918. Size 7x5 inches. Very good condition. $125 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. 7x5 inches. Very good condition. $135 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ORIGINAL Photograph, 1918. $125 Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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Item: 7x5 inch orginal photogoraph, 1918. Camouflage on the Belgian Front. WIth original text. Very good condition. $125 Ref: JF Ptak Science Books Post 1306 Its a little difficult to think of Ellsworth Kelly, Jacques Villon, Grant Wood, Laslo Moholy-Nagy and Thomas Hart Benton as painters-for-war. But its true, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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ITEMS: three photographs, all 1918, as shown. Each 9x7 inches, in very good conidtion. The following photos were found in my small collection of World War I news photo service images, all of which were made in 1918. They show the preparation of barbed wire entanglements--these were devilish things, made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at World War I Photography
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The American soldier in this new service photo is having a good hard look at the business end of a captured German Hinniewerfer, a three-inch field guin used to devastating effects throughout the war. We are told via the supplied typed caption that the display was installed on Coney Island... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at World War I Photography
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JF Ptak Science Books News photo service photograph, stamped "British Official Photograph/Copyright by/Western Newspaper Union Photo Service", ca. 1918. Nice condition, 5.5x7". $150 Which is a detail from: Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at World War I Photography
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JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post During World War I battlefields that began as forests ended as plains. And since telephonic communications depended upon wires, and since the wires needed to go somewhere, anything that survived that was head-and-shoulders above the ground was of particular use, especially to the telephone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at World War I Photography