American Flag Presentation for French Troops nice 1917 great vintage print imageBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Presentation Officielle Du Drapeau Americain Aux Troupes Francaises
(World War I- Official Presentation of the American Flag to French Troops)
Issued 1917 Paris by L'Illustration
A visually appealing antique halftone newspaper print. Text in French.
It is an original almost 100 year old pictorial sheet extracted from a scarce c. 100 year old illustrated popular French periodical.
Offered for the historical interest of the topic as well as the modern appeal of the printed image. The visual presentation is unique to the era and this type of printed popular newsprint image.
There is text/ possibly other images on the back because it was extracted from an illustrated periodical from the 19th century. Great fun & very interesting to look at both sides.
In Good+ [or better] condition: displays uniform age toning as typical for this age image. There may be light scattered spotting, possibly small minor edge splits now repaired on the back with small pieces of archival tape. Any surface defects or nicks/ blank margin issues may hopefully be clearly seen in the scanned image.
Please examine the scan closely as the picture forms part of the description, so please take a close look. There is a zoom feature, so you can see the entire printed surface remarkably close up. Please use this to decide if you like the way the image survives.
Overall, the main image area remains very attractive-unquestionably an appropriate old print for framing.
[note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].
** The type of wood-pulp paper used by the periodical in this era is now somewhat delicate and needs to be handled a bit carefully **
Great, unique old printed image entirely worthy of presenting to someone as a present or hanging for display.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/4" H x 11" W.
Printed area measures c. 13 1/4" H x 9 1/8" W