New German prisoners, wounded and weary, on their way to the rear lines, 1917-1918
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
Photos of Latest U.S. Army and Navy War News--Not All Germans Are Speeding Homeward: As our victorious armies sweep forward driving the fleeing Germans towards the Rhine, the daily number of prisoners captured increases by thousands. Here we see some new prisoners, wounded and weary, on their way to the rear lines. Canadian official photo.
Credited in plate with typeset credit and title on label affixed to verso.
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