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An aesthetic and historic gem—part boosterism on the part of the French, and part diplomatic token—this album has nicely withstood the test of time. Most likely it was presented as a keepsake to various British Members of Parliament, some time after the Battle of Champagne. In it: German prisoners by the hundreds are led in convoys that stretch across the horizon; medical officers eat out of tin bowls in a mess tent. Also depicted is the luminous, whitewashed interior of a church, newly transformed into a medical facility, and an "Auto Colombier"--a transport bus full of carrier pigeons.

Album is bound by colored ribbon and embossed on the cover with title, photographic section, as well its ostensible, and illustrious, British owner—a barrister to the Crown and Member of Parlaiment: "Right Hon. C. B. Stuart Wortley, K.C., M.P." Some wear on edges of album cover. Mounts in very good condition.

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"Album of the Comité Interparlementaire Franco-Britannique"--WWI Photographs
Section Photographique de L'Armée "Album of the Comité Interparlementaire Franco-Britannique"--WWI Photographs

Price $2,000

Main Image

Ref.# 10163

Medium Book: Vintage Gelatin Silver Prints Mounted in Album

Mount Album

Photo Date 1914-1917  Print Date 1914-1917

Dimensions 9.5 x 12.5 in. (241 x 318 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country France


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