These amazing 24 original WWI 1915 photo's show the interior of bombed homes complete with piano, grandfather clock, framed pictures etc., aerial photos including one in which you can see a German fighter plane in the air below the photographer and a German storefront after bombing. After looking at the photos with a history buff friend of mine, my-our best pure guess is that these are photos taken by a photographer with a reconnaissance unit with some rank. Many of the photos are not of places/things that in the trenches soldiers would have seen or had access to..... In two photos the photographer soldier appears to have taken a picture of his home away from home complete with table, chairs and straw bedding. These photos tell a story and they are ripe for detailed investigation. They are crisp and clear under magnification and identifying details abound to date/time and place. I came across them at a rather modest auction just a few minutes out of town from my house in Lawrence, Kansas. Some of the pictures have German writing on the back and in most cases the photo's are stamped on the back with a German censor stamp? I do not speak or read German, so the writing included remains a mystery to me. There is one post card included in the 24ct. I have checked the photos under magnification to look for pixelation and there is none. All evidence supports their authenticity as original photos. The pictures are housed in a medium weight paper album in good condition with some tears. The front is smooth, the back shows some water spotting. The photos themselves are in very good vintage condition without tears. These are amazing photos.
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